How Brandon Jennings Must Raise His Game in Critical 2012-13 Contract Season

September 18th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings did not keep his talent a secret for long, becoming the youngest player to score over 50 points in his 55-point breakout performance as a rookie. 

Now going into his fourth season, the 22-year-old has one last opportunity to prove he deserves a max-contract this summer when he'll become a restricted free agent. You can't complain about what he's done so far, averaging nearly 17 points for his career, including 19.1 last season.

Jennings isn't known as much of a distributor, but he'll still pick up over five assists a game. His poor assist ratio ("the percentage of a player's possessions that ends in an assist") was 53rd among point guards, but still good enough to keep him ahead of Russell Westbrook.

It says more about how frequently Jennings is used (ninth among point guards) and how he's used. The 6'1" guard scored more points last season than Tony Parker, Ty Lawson, Tyreke Evans, John Wall, Lou Williams, Jrue Holiday, Mike Conley and Steve Nash.

A number of those point guards have a higher profile than Jennings, but the only ones to actually score more points per g ...

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