Whether it's in New York or elsewhere, Pennington is very clear on what his role should be.
"I know I can play this game," said Pennington. "I do see myself contributing as a starter. I want to be a starter. That is what I live for professionally."
But don't expect to see Pennington making a public stink about his situation and trying to shoot his way out of Hempstead.
"I'm not that kind of person," said Pennington. "When I sign on the dotted line, I sign on the dotted line."
There is a chance Pennington could be traded. Whatever happens, don't expect anything to happen quickly.
"It's not a hasty decision either side wants to make," said Pennington.