Brandon Jennings admits Carmelo Anthony trade rumors ‘took a toll’ on Knicks
A few months ago, Brandon Jennings asked the Knicks to release him because he wanted to play for a contender. Shortly after, he signed with the Wizards, and it’s been a great move. He’s averaging about 10 fewer minutes in Washington, but he was able to walk away from the dysfunction in New York and he’s now on a playoff-bound team.
Thursday night, he faced the franchise that he played for earlier this season and won. Now that he’s gone from the Knicks, he is able to speak candidly about what went wrong. On Thursday, he blamed Phil Jackson and the front office for putting trade rumors out there about Carmelo Anthony.
“Everything was hitting your phone about Melo leaving,” Jennings said, via the New York Times. “It definitely took a toll on the team, too. Because it wasn’t even about basketball anymore. It was more about what’s going on with Melo.”
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