Jenkins tallied 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt), eight rebounds and two assists over 29 minutes in Friday's 116-94 loss to the Kings. Getting the starting nod in place of Brandon Knight (illness), Jenkins acquitted himself well overall. He couldn't do much on the ball distribution end, but did assert himself on the glass with eight rebounds. Acquired from the Mavericks on Feb. 25, Jenkins now has three double-digit scoring outings in a Suns uniform, although Friday marked his first start. He could be in line for a second straight night of run with the first unit if Knight is forced to miss Saturday's tilt versus the Celtics.
Jenkins will draw the rare start Friday against the Kings, James Ham of the Bay Area Comcast Sports Network reports. Jenkins is getting the start because Brandon Knight was a late scratch due to an illness. Backup point guard Ronnie Price is dealing with an illness as well. Jenkins will get a rare opportunity to shine in this one. Since joining the Suns on Feb. 25, Jenkins is averaging 4.6 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 10.8 minutes.
Jenkins was a DNP-CD in Monday's game against the Timberwolves. Jenkins has only played in one of the Suns' last three games and is averaging just 9.7 minutes per game since getting claimed off waivers by the Suns on Feb. 24. Don't expect the guard to see significant playing time in the foreseeable future.
Jenkins was claimed off waivers by the Suns on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. After a decent rookie season in Atlanta, Jenkins' stock has decreased over the last three seasons. He was averaging only 3.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and 9.2 minutes in 21 games played for the Mavericks in 2015-16 before being waived. He is now entering a train wreck situation in Phoenix, where the backcourt is already filled by Ronnie Price, Archie Goodwin, Phil Pressey and Devin Booker, with Brandon Knight injured and Eric Bledsoe done for the year. Don't expect Jenkins to make too much noise for the rest of the season unless the Suns become even more decimated by injuries to their backcourt.
Jenkins (undisclosed) will be released to make room for David Lee on the Dallas roster, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Despite drawing some attention with his strong play during the preseason, Jenkins never locked down a consistent spot in the rotation for a Dallas squad that has excellent backcourt depth. He averaged just 9.2 minutes in 21 appearances, but it won't be at all surprising if he's quickly scooped up by another team. There's been no indication that his undisclosed injury played a role in the decision to release him.
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