Brandon Jennings probably won’t be without a team for long.
The eight-year NBA veteran asked to be waived by the New York Knicks on Monday, in hopes that he could catch on with a contender for the stretch run, and it appears he could get his wish.
According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, citing league sources, the Washington Wizards are interested in signing Jennings to upgrade their guard rotation.
The Wizards didn’t make a move to improve their backup point guard position at the trade deadline, and while Jennings isn’t the player he once was, the 27-year-old could provide the Wizards with a better option off the bench than current backup Trey Burke.
Jennings averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 4.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per game for the Knicks this season.
Washington currently sits in third place in the Eastern Conference standings, but is in need of a bench guard who can set up its outside shooters like Otto Porter Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic, and Jennings could provide that.
The Wizards might have competition for Jennings’ services, however, according to Aaron McMann of MLive Media Group.
Jennings will be eligible to sign with a team when he clears waivers Wednesday.
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