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Brandon Jennings raves about Kristaps Porzingis

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The New York Knicks have had a complete makeover this summer.

The additions of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings are only a few of the strings that team president Phil Jackson has managed to pull this offseason.

Jennings is one of the key additions that will pack a scoring punch off the bench and can keep the team afloat with a flurry of jump shots and drives to the basket.

He was a high-volume shot-taker when he first entered the league as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, having his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 19.1 points, 5.5 assists and 1.6 steals on 41.2 percent shooting from the floor.

The 26-year-old Compton native has a lot of trust from the front office resting on his shoulders this season.

“[Jackson] said he expects me to be sixth man of the year,” Jennings said at his introductory press conference. “So I’m definitely gonna embrace that role. I don’t see why I can’t be in that conversation, and I’m fine with it. I’m definitely fine with it.”

If Jennings is excited about playing with someone on the Knicks, that someone is Kristaps Porzingis.

“I mean, his potential is out of this world,” Jennings told Kristian Winfield of Elite Sports NY. “The thing I love about him is he doesn’t back down from anybody. I think for him, being around all of us… playing with D-Rose and Joakim, I think his game is going to get better and better every year. And I’m really excited for him.”

The two could make a good one-two punch on the floor, especially in pick-and-pop situations with Porzingis’ ability to stretch the floor and Jennings’ knack for drive-and-kick plays.

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