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Rock Island's Chassen Randle signs with the Knicks

DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans Brandon Jennings Reportedly Waived by Knicks, New York to Sign Chasson Randle
Sammy Stanley | 28 February, 2017, 00:28

Sports' The Vertical, the New York Knicks are planning to waive veteran point guard Brandon Jennings.

The Knicks will sign Randle to a partially guaranteed deal through the 2017-18 season.

As New York ponders the future of its roster, it will do so without Jennings. On the season, Jennings was averaging 8.6 points, 4.9 assists and 2.6 assists on a 38/34/76 shooting split as one of the first guards off the bench for NY.

Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports that Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy spoke with Jennings' agent, and the point guard is heading to the Charlotte Hornets.

In nine games with the 76ers, Randle has averaged 5.3 points and 0.8 assists while playing 9.3 minutes per game.

Jennings, 27, was the 10 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

"Thank you to all the Knicks fans for the love all year long, and thanks to my teammates and the organization", Jennings tweeted Monday morning. He played four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks before moving on to Detroit and Orlando. He originally signed a one-year, $5 million free agent contract with the franchise back in July while going on to last just 58 regular season games.

It will be interesting to see where Jennings ultimately ends up, as there are a number of teams interested in buyout candidates, and adding Brandon to this mix creates even more options for these contenders.

The addition of BJ would even out minutes played, make sure John Wall and Bradley Beal are healthy and rested, and it would give Kelly Oubre Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic more open looks in both transition and in half court sets.

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