Detroit Pistons: Can Brandon Jennings Be Relied Upon?

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Apr 9, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) sits on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

This isn’t the first, nor will it be the last time that this question will warrant being asked. Brandon Jennings is one of the streakiest and most unpredictable players in the NBA. Jennings does things his own way, always has, and more often than not it tends to verge on either spectacular or catastrophic.

With the 24-year-old from California, there’s no middle ground.

At the moment, Jennings is one of many NBA players competing in the renowned Drew League. The Drew League is an annual pro-am Summer League that has become a bit of an institution in Los Angeles in recent years.

This year, Jennings is the man grabbing all the headlines.

Over the past couple of weeks, Jennings has had two 50-plus point games. After wowing onlookers with his 57 points in his debut appearance, he returned with 56 points in his very next game.

Jennings has had always had high scoring in his arsenal, going back to his rookie season when he scored 55 points against the Golden State Warriors.

As thrilling as these big numbers are though, Jennings has proven himself just as likely to follow them up with an off night. When things go bad for the 24-year-old, they really go bad.

Jennings has been known to go scoreless, or close to it, while racking up countless turnovers. Twice last season, Jennings had eight turnovers in a game.

With a new regime in place in Detroit, will Stan Van Gundy feel he can move forward with such unpredictability running his team? Or can Jennings ever find a way to become more consistent? Let’s take a look and see.

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