Jenkins was waived by the Suns on Friday, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports.
Jenkins has been outside coach Earl Watson's rotation all season, appearing in just four contests and averaging 3.3 minutes per game. With the rebuilding Suns determining that Jenkins wasn't a part of their long-term plans, they decided to cut bait in order to free up a roster spot for another player.
Jenkins (coach's decision) didn't see the court in Tuesday's 112-105 loss to the Jazz.
Jenkins is buried on the depth chart at shooting guard and the Suns haven't dealt with any extensive injuries at the position, so he's had few chances to play this season. He's only appeared in three of the team's 21 games, logging a grand total of 10 minutes.
After being released by the Mavericks in February, Jenkins was claimed by the Suns and was with the team throughout the offseason and into training camp. His contract for the upcoming season was not guaranteed and his chances of making the final roster appeared slim, but after the Suns opted to surprisingly release Archie Goodwin earlier Monday, Jenkins roster spot, as well as his contract, are now slated to become guaranteed. He's expected to operate in a depth role in the backcourt during the 2016-17 campaign, but remains a bit buried and likely will struggle to see fantasy worthy minutes in his time off the bench.
Jenkins (abdomen) participated in Monday's scrimmage, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Jenkins sat out the Suns' last two preseason games while nursing an abdomen injury, but is now back to full strength. He should be available for Friday's preseason finale versus the Lakers and will need to have a strong showing, as it will be his last chance to prove he deserves a spot on the final regular season roster.
Jenkins (abdomen) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Mavericks, Paul Coro of AZCentral.com reports.
Missing yet another game is not good for Jenkins and his chances of securing a roster spot before the start of the regular season. With an entire week before the Suns play their next preseason game, Jenkins should have plenty of time to nurse the abdominal strain, but in competing with rookie Derrick Jones Jr. for the final roster spot and playing on a non-guaranteed contract, Jenkins will want to get back on the court as soon as possible.
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