Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer
According to Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, former New York Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings plans to sign with the Charlotte Hornets if he clears waivers. Jennings should be a substantial upgrade on Brian Roberts as the backup to Kemba Walker with Ramon Sessions sidelined by knee surgery. The Hornets are three games back of the eighth seed but could still mount a late run if they get Cody Zeller healthy. Charlotte is 22-17 when Zeller plays and 3-17 without him this season.