How much is Brandon Jennings worth?
|Professional Basketball Player
|Date of Birth:
|September 23, 1989
|United States of America
About Brandon Jennings
American former professional basketball player Brandon Byron Jennings was born on September 23, 1989, and his estimated net worth is $18 million. In the NBA, Brandon Jennings competed for 9 seasons. Before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2013, Jennings played four seasons in Milwaukee. He played in Detroit for the following three seasons before being traded to the Orlando Magic in 2016. He later split the 2016–17 campaign between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.
Brandon Jennings decided not to wait in the “green room” on draft night after spending the majority of his year in the Italian league on the bench. Since then, he has made the teams that allowed him to drop to tenth place overall look incredibly silly.
Jennings, a McDonald’s All-American and highly sought-after prospect, was slated to play for the Arizona Wildcats. But he started looking for alternative choices when he had problems getting the SAT scores required to play in the NCAA. Going pro in America was out of the question due to the NBA’s age restriction. Lega A in Italy doesn’t have such a restriction.
After agreeing to a reported $1.65 million deal with Lottomatica Roma, Jennings added a $2 million endorsement arrangement with Under Armour. Things didn’t go as smoothly on the court… Jennings was no exception, playing just 17 minutes per game in 27 Italian League games and 19.6 minutes per game in 17 Euroleague games. European managers typically don’t provide significant minutes to young players.
Scouts struggled to decide where to “slot” Jennings as the 2009 NBA Draft neared. Although there was no denying his potential, Jennings’ game was most frequently described as “raw.” Because of the uncertainty surrounding his situation, Jennings decided against going to the draft in person for fear of being the final player left in the “green room.”
With the tenth overall choice, the Milwaukee Bucks put an early stop to the anticipation by selecting Jennings. Jennings hurriedly left his hotel room to meet NBA commissioner David Stern and shook his hand before donning his Milwaukee cap.
A Fast Learner
In the preseason, Jennings bragged that he thought he would defeat seasoned starter Luke Ridnour. However, he proved himself by being hired and posting a nearly triple-double in his NBA debut (17 points, nine assists, nine rebounds).
Even more spectacular was game seven of his American professional career. On November 14, Jennings broke the previous rookie record for points in a game by scoring 55 points against the Golden State Warriors. Previously held record? None other than Lew Alcindor, a.k.a. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Jennings plays a fast game. Since hand-checking on the perimeter is a thing of the past, Jennings can enter the lane at whim because so few NBA defenders possess the lateral quickness to remain in front of him. It also significantly lessens the disadvantage of his frail build.
Prior to the draft, Jennings’ outside shooting was viewed as a weakness; when competing in Italy, he shot in the 20–25% area. Early on in his NBA career, though, that flaw has evolved into a strength. During his 55-point outburst against the Warriors, he hit 7 of 8 long shots.
In 2018, Jennings agreed to a one-year contract with Zenit Saint Petersburg in the VTB United League in Russia. The predicted net worth of Brandon Jennings in 2022 is $18 million. After only 10 games and days after posting on Instagram, “Lesson in life: I will never play for a team and the dad is coaching his SON!,” his contract with Zenit was cancelled learned November 20, 2018. Never once more!