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Brandon Jennings has spent the 2017/18 season in China, but with the CBA regular season over, the veteran guard hopes to get an opportunity to return to the NBA. Speaking to Alberto De Roa of HoopsHype, Jennings says he’s currently working out in Los Angeles to stay in shape in case a team calls.

As recently as the 2015/16 season, Jennings was earning more than $8MM in the NBA, but after this year’s stint in China, he recognizes that he can’t afford to be too selective when it comes to NBA contract offers. Jennings told De Roa that he’d be fine with signing a 10-day deal this season.

“That’s something I will probably have to take anyways with the circumstances that I’m in,” Jennings admitted. “That definitely would be something that I would be down for, of course. I’m 28, I want to play until I’m 35. I’m fully healthy from my Achilles injury and things like that. So I just want the opportunity.”

Prior to going down with a torn Achilles in January 2015, Jennings had averaged 16.6 PPG in over 400 career regular season games. However, he didn’t look like the same player after the injury, recording just 7.0 PPG in part-time roles for the Pistons, Magic, Knicks, and Wizards.

During his time in China, Jennings posted 27.8 PPG, 6.8 APG, and 5.1 RPG for the Shanxi Brave Dragons. Despite a roster that featured fellow NBA veteran Luis Scola in China though, Jennings’ Shanxi squad failed to qualify for the CBA playoffs, finishing with a 16-22 record. It remains to be seen if Jennings’ play overseas will earn him a spot on an NBA roster in 2017/18, or whether he’ll have to wait until the offseason to renew his efforts to sign a new contract.

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This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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