Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings tweeted, and then deleted, that he’d be playing in a D-League game this weekend as he continues his recovery from an Achilles injury. Jennings then said Wednesday there’s an “80 percent” chance he’d play in a D-League game on Saturday, according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.
Jennings tore his Achilles in late January, and it’s been a long road back from the injury. However, he’s been participating in practice of late, and it appears he’s finally close to returning.
The return of Jennings should bolster a Pistons bench that’s struggled much of the year. He also will have the chance to showcase himself for a possible trade, as he’s a free agent at the end of the year and doesn’t have a future in Detroit as a starter with Reggie Jackson in place.