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John Jenkins
Position: G
Born: 03/06/91
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.6 kg.
The Atlanta Hawks teamed with Trees Atlanta to participate in the “Threes For Trees” program presented by Arrow Exterminators for the third consecutive year. Hawks guards Shelvin Mack and John Jenkins helped staff members and Trees Atlanta representatives plant trees on a hillside along the Atlanta Beltline. They planted loblolly pine trees and native understory shrubs near the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark on the heels of NBA Green Week.
The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard John Jenkins to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League, and forward/center Adreian Payne to the Austin Spurs, both pursuant to the flexible assignment rule, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Jenkins has played in five games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this season, averaging 19.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 23.8 minutes (.594 FG%, 1.000 FT%). In 11 total games (six starts) with Austin and Fort Wayne, Payne has compiled 13.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 28.4 minutes (.452 FG%, .759 FT%).
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“I’m pretty upset about it but it’s part of the game,” Jenkins said. “I felt how I came back from injury, from August until now, I feel like I made leaps and bounds and shocked a lot of people in the way I came back. I feel like in the preseason, I might have earned my spot and had my option picked up. But it didn’t happen. I will continue to work hard, support the team and be positive.” Jenkins, who was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Vanderbilt, has been slowed by injury during his Hawks career. He averaged 6.1 points in 14.8 minutes as a rookie in 74 games. However, last season was an injury plagued year for the shooting guard. He missed substantial time that summer and training camp with a back injury. The 23-year old appeared in only 13 games last season when the injury re-occurred and eventually required season-ending surgery in February.
“I felt how I came back from injury, from August until now, I feel like I made leaps and bounds and shocked a lot of people in the way I came back. I feel like in the preseason, I might have earned my spot and had my option picked up. But it didn’t happen. I will continue to work hard, support the team and be positive.” Jenkins, who was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft out of Vanderbilt, has been slowed by injury during his Hawks career. He averaged 6.1 points in 14.8 minutes as a rookie in 74 games.
The Hawks declined to exercise the fourth-year team option on former first-round pick John Jenkins. The shooting guard would have been due $2,228,025 for the 2015-16 season but now becomes an unrestricted free agent following this season. The team exercised the third-year option on Dennis Schroder. The point guard will make $1,763,400 next season. Unlike most NBA teams, the Hawks do not announce their decision on team options. The deadline for the decisions is today.