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Brandon Jennings Put On 25 Pounds In The Off-Season

Brandon Jennings is coming off one of the worst seasons of his NBA career, after averaging a career low 15.5 points per game on 37 percent shooting and failing to lead the Pistons to the playoffs, Jennings says he has worked very hard this off-season.

The Compton-native was listed at 169 lbs when he was drafted in 2009,  Jennings says he has put on around 25 pounds this off-season. We are pretty certain that all 25 pounds aren’t muscle, but Jennings has been in the weight room in the off-season trying to get bigger and stronger, so the weight gain should help his game.

Via Detroit News:

“I’m gonna be honest. It was my worst year,” said Jennings, repeating it for emphasis. “Dealing with all types of things. The fractured jaw, losing weight, not being able to play preseason, missing games. Then getting into a rhythm, then Mo (Cheeks) was fired and I’m back down again. It was just the worst season ever, a roller coaster.”

“I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry.

He said Van Gundy reminds him of his first coach in Milwaukee, Scott Skiles (Michigan State).

“He’s really big on details and he said you’re gonna have to play defense and give your all, every night,” Jennings said. “He already said it, I’m not expecting you to lock guys up one on one. Guys are just too good. But what we can do is give a good effort and play team defense.”

 

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