Joe Dumars Wants Brandon Jennings To Shoot More
The Detroit Pistons have been one of the major disappointments early on. After acquiring Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, and Chauncey Billups, expectations were high. There’s still no reason to panic as this team will get better as the season goes on.
“The Pistons’ president of basketball operations apparently told Jennings a little selfishness could be a good thing for a point guard, despite the latter’s promise to get his new teammates more involved offensively than during his shoot-first days with the Milwaukee Bucks.
“That’s one thing me and Joe talked about,” Jennings said. “That was my first problem in the beginning, when I came back — trying to please everybody, trying to make sure I was being a pass-first point guard instead of just playing basketball. But like tonight, I’ve just got to play basketball. If the shot’s there, I’m going to take it. If not, then I’m going to pass it.”
The ironic thing here is that Jennings is averaging the most shot attempts of his career at nearly 18 a game. The Pistons do need some more perimeter scoring, but I think rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be that guy. Detroit needs to give him more opportunity.