Brandon Jennings’ 2015-16 season saw him come back from an Achilles injury only to be traded to the Orlando Magic at the trade deadline. In the offseason, Jennings inked a one-year deal with the Knicks and will likely serve as the team’s sixth man at the start of the season.
Now healthy, Jennings is hoping to make a splash in Manhattan and while speaking with Anthony Donahue on The Stashed‘s “33rd & 7th” podcast, the point guard said he’s “as hungry as he’s ever been:”
“I’m as hungry as I’ve ever been now. I’m on a one-year deal. I’m coming off an Achilles injury, everybody [wrote] me off. So right now I’m hungry, I’m more hungry than ever,” Jennings said.
“At the end of the day, right now I just want to win, man. I just want to be in a winning environment,” Jennings, whose teams have won 45 percent of the games he’s played in, told Donahue. “I’m in the biggest market, the greatest basketball city, the Mecca, so who cares [about coming off the bench]? Let’s just win. We win, the whole city loves us.”
Depending on how long Derrick Rose’s ongoing sexual battery civil case goes on, Jennings could find himself in the starting lineup at the beginning of the season.