Originally Posted by mgrand15
Jennings would've probably been drafted higher if he went to college. He went to Europe where most prospects would get burned.
Jennings just isn't as talented as people think and should be put in a smaller role. He can't lead a team or be option 2. When you can't get all the way to the rim or finish in traffic or pass at a very, very high level - you're not a top flight PG.
It's not his fault. It's not cause he's dumb or cocky (although that doesn't help).He's not strong enough to finish at the rim in the NBA and he's not good enough to get all the way to the rim before the help comes. He doesn't have much of a mid-range game and he'd need an elite one due to his weak skills near the rim.
What it boils down to right here. At the end of the day, he's a guy who lacks the athleticism (Not necessarily speed, but its the size and weight department) necessary to not only get to the rim, but finish there if he does gets to the cup. He also is an average passer. Combine that with the fact that he's only 6'1 170, you get someone who has to hoist a lot of contested jumpers to even remotely resemble the PG he thinks he is.
Jennings faith in his ability is the only reason why he still puts up decent/"good" numbers. For if he were to only take the good shots that are presented to him, he would literally be a 10 ppg kind of guy. Nothing about his offense comes easy. He can't create enough space for his shot to make up for his lack of size, which makes his shot attempts even tougher. And its not that he's a selfish player, he just has a hard time making the right play after he beats his man and help comes over.
In all honesty, Jennings is probably best suited as a premier back up PG who can change the pace of the game with his shot making ability and speed and quickness. But as a starter, his inability to finish at the rim and make space so that he can create some type of a quality shot for himself/others stops him from being a great pg, let alone elite.