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Pistons' Jennings says he's OK with coming off bench

Don't expect a point guard controversy when Brandon Jennings returns to the Detroit Pistons this year. Three weeks after Jennings' second season in Detroit ended Jan. 25 after he suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the Pistons acquired Reggie Jackson in a trade. Then they signed Jackson to a five-year, $80 million contract this summer. "Bringing in Reggie Jackson was smart," Jennings said. "I'm supposed to be out, really, for nine months, and they need a point guard. ... "My main thing is just to get healthy. Hey, if I have to come off the bench and be the sixth man or whatever, I'm fine with that. Man, I just want to play basketball again....

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