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Brandon Jennings on New Role: ‘I’ve Accepted It’



Brandon Jennings signed a below-market, one-year, $5 million deal to rebuild his brand as one of the electric young experienced point guards in the league. In doing so, he has had to rebuild his game, too, going from scorer to playmaker.

“My role has changed here,’’ said Jennings, in his first full season since his 2015 Achilles tendon tear. “I don’t have to score a lot. I can set the table. Not that it means I still can’t score. I have to sacrifice my game for the team. I’m playing with some of the best scorers in the world. I definitely have to change my game and found other things I can bring to the table.

“At first it was a challenge,’’ Jennings said. “I’ve accepted it. I know my role is to play defense, come with a lot of energy and set guys up and play hard.”

Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

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