On This Date: Knicks agree to sign Brandon Jennings

July 4th 2016: The New York Knicks agree to sign Brandon Jennings to a contract

The Knicks completed their blockbuster 2016 offseason by signing Brandon Jennings to a 1 year $5 million contract using their midlevel exception. Jennings spent much of the previous season recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered during the 2014-15 campaign.

Jennings publicly desired to play in New York dating back to the 2009 NBA Draft. He expressed frustration after the Knicks didn’t draft him and often sought revenge whenever facing the team in Madison Square Garden.

Jennings entered the season as the team’s backup point guard. He occasionally dazzled the MSG crowd with his flashy passing. Unfortunately, his offensive and defensive abilities clearly didn’t recover from before the Achilles injury.

After desiring an opportunity to join a playoff contender, the Knicks waived Jennings before the March 1st deadline to sign Chasson Randle. Jennings subsequently signed with the Washington Wizards for the remainder of the season. Since that season, Jennings hopped between playing with the Milwaukee Bucks organization (both G-League and NBA), and overseas in China and Russia.