Hey there, Knicks fans, are you hoping to get to the park early to stake out a good spot to watch the fireworks? Well too damn bad ... there are basketball deals to be made!
The Knicks are about to strike a deal with Brandon Jennings, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016
Jennings agrees to a one year $5 million deal with the Knicks according to sources— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) July 4, 2016
Brandon Jennings and the Knicks! For one year and $5 million? Start spreadin' the news!
...— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) July 4, 2016
Can't wait to play in the Mecca!! Excited to be joining such a historic franchise @NYKNICKS!!!— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) July 4, 2016
This seemingly has been fated to happen since New York passed over the point guard in the 2009 draft. Jennings ruptured his Achilles in 2014-15 and came back for 48 games last season, splitting time between Detroit and Orlando. Achilles injuries are always terrifying, but Jennings will be 27 years old next season and nearly two full years removed from surgery. This is a damn steal of a contract, folks.