Brandon Jennings: ‘It’s Time to Become an All-Star’

by July 18, 2011

Heading into just his third season in the NBA, Brandon Jennings is setting some pretty big goals for himself. The Journal-Sentinel reports: “Last December, Jennings suffered a left-foot injury that required surgery and forced him to miss 19 games, which snapped a streak of 114 straight games (including playoffs) in which he had started. That injury left a lasting impression on Jennings and is part of the reason he has taken a determined, no-nonsense approach to his off-season workout program. The team’s hope is that Jennings will become a stronger player fundamentally this summer. ‘I’m just getting back to the basics of basketball,’ said Jennings, who worked out regularly at the team’s training facility before the NBA lockout was imposed July 1. ‘Just working on my fundamentals. Getting set back last year with the injury made me have a different approach to the game. It’s not (taken for) granted. Next year will be my third year and I need to establish myself as one of the best point guards and one of the best players in the game. It’s just trying to get better and better every day. Working with Scott Skiles (before the lockout), getting in the weight room, dedicating the summer to strictly basketball. It’s going to be my third year, so it’s time to become an all-star.'”