Apr 10, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) and guard Brandon Jennings (7) talk during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Jennings left the NBA and joined Zenit St Petersburg during the off-season. He spoke with the club’s official website and referred to Alexey Shved, his signing with the Russian team and the pressure he may feel.

Here is what the American guard said:

On Khimki’s leader and EuroLeague’s top scorer, Alexey Shved: “I don’t know him. I have been informed he has played for Brooklyn and Cleveland.”

On joining Zenit: “I like basketball very much and I don’t want to stop playing. I am up for the challenge and hope I will be at my very best in order to help the squad achieve its targets.”

On whether he feels any pressure: “I don’t feel any pressure. We just play basketball. I know I have to work very hard to show everyone who I am.”