Brandon Jennings played a game with the Grand Rapids Drive on Saturday in a short rehab stint. Following his double-double of 11 points and 12 assists, the Pistons recalled Jennings (as well as Darrun Hilliard and Reggie Bullock) back to the Pistons. Keith Langlois tweeted on Monday that Jennings is still possible (though not probable) for the Miami Heat game on Tuesday:
On @thinkiminthe90s, he'll travel to MIA&ATL. In uniform? SVG: "It's possible. Haven't made the decision yet. It's possible."— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) December 21, 2015
Jennings' stint with the Drive was perfectly timed. He got a game in on a Pistons off day and will be with the team before traveling to Miami. If he doesn't suit up against the Heat, the following night in Atlanta presents another possible opportunity when fresh legs are at a premium. Both teams are currently in the playoff race and Stan Van Gundy will need all the fire power he can get.
Clear from this MLIVE article, Van Gundy isn't ready to simply hand Jennings Steve Blake's minutes yet. Jennings seems to understand that, but is hopeful to earn those minutes in practice. Whether or not Saturday's game and any action on Sunday and/or Monday is enough to convince Van Gundy remains to be seen.
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Brandon Jennings will be in uniform tonight for #Pistons but SVG says unlikely to play in next 3 games— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) December 22, 2015