Brandon Jennings joins Wizards, playoff race after requesting release from Knicks

Brandon Jennings wanted to play for a playoff-contending team instead of the dismal Knicks this season and found his match in the red-hot Wizards, who announced the move Wednesday.

“Brandon gives us playmaking ability and experience at the guard position while adding another scoring option as well,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. “His presence, along with the recent acquisition of Bojan Bogdanovic and the continued progression of Ian Mahinmi, will help our team as we continue our push towards the playoffs.”

While there wasn’t the huge blockbuster trade people were waiting on, there were deals made. A lot of them were minor, but could play an important role down the road due to cap space.

This trade helps Oklahoma City add more pieces around Russell Westbrook for a late-season playoff push. Chicago’s addition of Payne just adds to a crowded guard position that includes Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant.

The Mavs get the player they’ve wanted for a while. This also clears up Philadelphia’s problem of having too many big men on the roster, as the Sixers initially were shopping around Jahlil Okafor. Philly will most likely buyout Bogut’s contract, making him a free agent, although under NBA rules he wouldn’t be allowed to rejoin the Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale Warriors.

There are no other parts to this trade as it’s a simple cash Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys dump for Houston. The move clears up $3.3 million in cap space for the Rockets which they can use to potentially buy out another player’s contract.

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