Knicks Waive Brandon Jennings, Sign Chasson Randle


In a surprise move, the Knicks have waived Brandon Jennings to sign Chasson Randle, who played in the Knick’s D-League and was recently waived from the Philadelphia 76ers.

The move was made once Jennings approached Knicks management about wanting to sign with a playoff team. The Knicks are currently four games out of the eighth seed.

Jennings was one of big free agent signings for New York last summer. On a 1-year deal for $5 million, Jennings averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists on 38% shooting for 58 games.

Randle is expected to be available for tonight’s game against the Raptors.


It’s been real, BJ. The irony is that Jennings always held it against New York that they passed on him in the draft. He finally gets to play for his dream team and can’t last an entire season. That says something about the dysfunction of the organization and locker room morale.

On the positive side, this helps our tank. Jennings was our floor general off the bench, but his shooting was streaky and defense horrible. The younger Randle will be an improvement on both ends and we get to further develop a player with upside. And unless Randle channels Linsanity from several years ago, we’ll likely still lose the majority of our final games and be in position for a good draft pick.

Gotta find the silver lining where we can with this season.

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Ismael AbduSalaam

Ismael AbduSalaam is an Atlanta-based writer specializing in music, sports and film journalism. He is the creator of the sports and entertainment site He can be reached at @Ismael_BBM_NYK.

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