Remember Summer League? Not Everyone's Surprised By Brandon Jennings

Prior to last night’s game, our Warriors blog, Golden State of Mind, hearkened back to their first impressions of Brandon Jennings, from the Vegas Summer League:

The first thing you’ll notice about Jennings is that he’s small and skinny by NBA standards. However, he also happens to be lightning quick, plus he’s left-handed. It takes defenders awhile to adjust to left-handers, so it’s no surprise to me that he’s making as big a splash in the NBA the past few weeks as he is.

Let’s say you’re right-handed, as the majority of us are. If you are guarding a left-handed player, especially someone as explosive as Jennings, Jennings is probably going to attack you with a left-handed dribble drive. This means that you must plant off your weak leg, your left leg, to stay in front of him. Not as easy to do for us right-handers.

I don’t think any Warrior is going to be able to contain Jennings tonight, especially since none of the Warrior guards are left-handed. He’s just too super, super quick. In my live-tweet of his Summer League games, I noticed he had a scar running downward on one of calves. Probably because he’s bionic!

During Summer League, Jennings had the uncanny ability to get the ball to a teammate right under the hoop. I don’t know if it was because Summer League has poor interior defense, but the recipients of his passes got the ball right there, ready for a layup. No other point guard was quite doing that.

Click through for their full analysis, including some of their real-time reaction to his summer league performance. A lot of good stuff there.

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