New Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings made quite a few proclamations upon his introduction to Detroit vowing to be a different player chief among them.

Jennings signed a three-year $24 million deal courtesy of a sign-and-trade with his former team the Milwaukee Bucks as the Pistons traded away the most recent “point guard of the future” Brandon Knight.

It’s not that Jennings was perceived as a bad player in Milwaukee — he averaged 17 points and nearly six assists in his first four years — but the parade of bad shots and forced opportunities led him to be on the sidelines during the excitement of free agency.

“I definitely have to change my game for my teammates and myself to be successful” Jennings said. “We have a great frontcourt and some great vets. The things I was doing in Milwaukee I don’t have to do here. Taking all those bad shots I don’t have to do here.”

He pointed to a franchise on the other side of the country the explosive and exciting Los Angeles Clippers as inspiration for what the Pistons could become: a “Lob City” in the Midwest and if that happens Jennings will engineer it all.

“They’re going to make my job easier and I’m going to make their job easier” he said. “We could bring Lob City to Detroit this year.”

With Andre Drummond Jennings will feed a player who covers mistakes on defense but hasn’t developed a true offensive move yet. Jennings must get Greg Monroe involved early to help establish a rhythm and with Josh Smith Jennings has to keep the best all-around player on the roster engaged.

And that’s merely the frontcourt so there doesn’t appear to be a lot of room to unconsciously hunt for shots which is why he smartly used the “Lob City” reference in a comment about his personal expectations.

There was definitely a conversation from Pistons president Joe Dumars and new coach Maurice Cheeks to Jennings before the sides agreed to the sign-and-trade one week ago.

“This is the type of point guard you’re gonna be coming to Detroit (to see)” Dumars said afterward recalling the conversation.

“I told Mo ‘Let’s put the cards on the table. Here’s what we expect from you being a point. We don’t need the quick launching (shots) ... not here.’”

Despite the question marks the Pistons loved Jennings’ talent and believe that with leadership inside and outside the locker room along with a better talent base the wild nights from Jennings will be few and far between.

“I have that chip on my shoulder” Jennings said. “This year you’ll see a whole different player. Vets in the locker room all these guys played at a high level. I can be myself and who I was five years ago at AAU.”

While there’s a noticeable difference between AAU basketball and the NBA the Pistons believe Jennings can see every play there is to be made unlike Knight who didn’t display the best court vision his first two years.

“When this presented itself we had to do this” Dumars said. “He’s still a very young guy 23. You have to be flexible and be in position to take advantage of it.”