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Pistons likely won't reunite with Brandon Jennings

Rod Beard
The Detroit News
Brandon Jennings

Around the league, several players are being waived and trying to find new teams. The deadline for waiver pickups to still be eligible to play in the postseason is March 1, so a flurry still will happen in the next couple of days.

Among the transactions Monday was former Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings, who was waived by the Knicks, as his one-year deal for $5 million is expiring.

With their rumored interest in point guards ahead of the trade deadline, it looked to be a situation that would interest the Pistons.

Not so fast.

The Pistons seem to be set on their backcourt situation with starter Reggie Jackson and backup Ish Smith.

“With Ish here, I don’t think it would be a fit. From Brandon’s standpoint, my guess is he wants to go somewhere he can play,” Van Gundy said. “In a contract year, especially, he needs to get playing time and get seen. I hope it works for him. I really like him and he’s able to land something good this summer.”

Van Gundy seemed to believe that Jennings could end up in Charlotte, where coach Steve Clifford is frustrated with the point-guard situation, especially with Ramon Sessions injured.

Pistons vs. Trail Blazers 

Tip-off: 7:30 Tuesday, The Palace of Auburn Hills

TV/radio: FSD/105.1 FM

Outlook: The Blazers (24-34) finish a four-game road trip and have lost six of their last eight games overall. The Pistons (28-31) start a tough home-road back-to-back, traveling to face the Pelicans on Wednesday night.