Brandon Jennings’ confidence to keep shooting has always been extremely high…until now. His 37.4 field-goal percentage is his lowest since his rookie year, and Jennings told reporters on Saturday that he has “no confidence” in his shot and he’s “thinking too much.” From the Detroit Free Press:
[Brandon Jennings] isn’t confident in his shot.
The Detroit Pistons’ point guard said it not once, not twice, but five times after today’s practice in Auburn Hills.
“I think that’s why my shot isn’t where it is right now,” he said. “I don’t have any confidence in my shot right now. That’s the reason I’m missing, because there’s just no confidence there.”
Jennings struggled in Friday night’s 96-89 loss to the Hawks. He struggled with his shot, he struggled with his passes and he thinks that struggling has to do with trying to do too much.
“I’m just out there thinking too much when I’m playing,” he said. “I feel like I’m playing to prove everybody that I can be this fast for a point guard instead of just playing basketball.” [...]
“I feel like I’m just shooting when people are telling me it’s time for me to shoot,” he said. “I gotta want to shoot. I’m so into passing that I kind of forget I can score sometimes.
“My confidence level isn’t high.”