The Wizards Are Reportedly The Latest Team To Find Midseason Point Guard Help In Free Agency


This year’s midseason free agent point guard market has been pretty good. Two teams with championship aspirations have already gone out and signed backup floor generals – Cleveland picked up Deron Williams after he was waived by the Mavericks, while Golden State is apparently close to bringing in former Lakers guard Jose Calderon.

Now, it looks like the Washington Wizards want to get in on the point guard fun. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Washington is on the verge of acquiring former Knicks guard Brandon Jennings, who was suddenly waived on Monday.

Wojnarowski also reported that Jennings will head to the nation’s capital to agree to terms with Washington on Wednesday.

Jennings appeared in 58 games for New York with 11 starts this year. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists in 24.6 minutes per game.

While Washington has one of the best starting backcourts in the NBA in John Wall and Bradley Beal, they really needed someone else who can handle the ball. The only other point guard on the roster is Trey Burke, so Jennings has the potential to get a solid chunk of playing time. Jennings is a solid player who fills a big need for Washington, so this is a pretty good pick up. Between this and acquiring Bojan Bogdanovic, the Wizards did a nice job acquiring backcourt players so that Wall and Beal don’t need to do everything.