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#12 John Jenkins
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  • Last played with Atlanta (2017)
  • SG
  • 6'4" / 215lbs
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  • 03/06/1991
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  • 23rd pick, 2012
  • Vanderbilt
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2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 23rd overall by Atlanta.
10th July, 2012NBASigned four year, $6,004,305 rookie scale contract with Atlanta. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
1st December, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
5th December, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
31st October, 2013NBAAtlanta exercised 2014/15 team option.
6th December, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
13th December, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
31st October, 2014NBAAtlanta declined 2015/16 team option.
28th November, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
8th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
30th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Idaho Stampede of the D-League.
20th January, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Idaho Stampede of the D-League.
23rd July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
22nd February, 2016NBAWaived by Dallas.
24th February, 2016NBAClaimed off waivers by Phoenix.
6th January, 2017NBAWaived by Phoenix.
1st February, 2017D-LeagueAcquired by Westchester Knicks.
25th September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
7th October, 2017NBAWaived by Atlanta.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2009 - 2012Vanderbilt (NCAA)
June 2012 - June 2015Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2015 - February 2016Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
February 2016 - January 2017Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2017 - June 2017Westchester Knicks (D-League)
September 2017 - October 2017Atlanta Hawks (NBA)

December 23, 2013

Atlanta - John Jenkins: Jenkins spend the one week with the Jam that Cunningham didn't, and averaged 21.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He shot only 22% from three, but was successful at putting the ball on the floor, getting to the basket, and finishing. Albeit in a small sample size, this is an intriguing development for his future.


June 30, 2012

Pick 23: Right after Penn champions the logic of looking for specialists in the late first round, the ultimate specialist is selected as John Jenkins goes to Atlanta. Jenkins is the best shooter in this draft; indeed, he could be the best shooter in most drafts. But he is also the very definition of a one dimensional player, as the rest of his game is somewhat average. So much so, in fact, that scant little time is dedicated to his analysis. It doesn't take long to cover one dimension.


March 15, 2011

The other major loss, other than Ogilvy, was point guard Jermaine Beal. And his loss was not so readily replaced. Starting off-guard Brad Tinsley has completed the transition to the point guard spot that he began last season, yet he's more of a ball mover than a creator. He moves it well, keeps mistakes down, is a high IQ player, seems to have rediscovered his jumpshot, and has a knack for old school one handed straight-armed dunks that make him instantly likeable. He is also, however, a shade average. And his backup, freshman Kyle Fuller, can't be trusted at the moment. Guard play is far from a weakness when you consider that Vanderbilt's off guard, 6'4 John Jenkins, is one of the nation's best shooters, averaging 19.5 points per game as a sophomore and shooting 40% from downtown. Jumpshooting is pretty much Jenkins's only tool, but he maximises its value with decent size, decent athleticism, judicious shot selection, the ability to get open off the ball, the ability to shoot off the dribble, knowing how and when to sell a fake, how to create spacing, and how to get to the foul line with it. With him also in the mix, Vanderbilt lack for neither talent nor versatility. They do, however, lack for an extra ball handler.