Jenkins had his team option declined by the Knicks and will become a free agent, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. Jenkins had his team option declined Saturday after wrapping up a season in which he averaged 4.7 points and 1.4 rebounds in 26 games split between Washington and New York. The six-year veteran has provided decent rotational value through much of his career, but after playing just 30 games over the past three seasons, could struggle to find a contract in free agency.
Jenkins finished with 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds and three assists over 27 minutes in the Knicks' loss to the Pistons on Wednesday. Jenkins finished Wednesday's game with a season-high 16 points in 27 minutes off the bench. Although he averaged just 4.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game this season, his two-year deal signed in February indicates the Knicks may have a role for him next season.
The Knicks re-signed Jenkins on Wednesday to a two-year contract for the league minimum, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. Just two games into his 10-day deal with the Knicks, Jenkins has made a big impression off the bench. The 2012 first-round pick had poured in 21 points on 50 percent shooting from the field across 35 minutes, providing the Knicks with a much-needed shooting threat from the outside. His deal will keep him in the fold through the remainder of the season, but Jenkins may need to finish the campaign on a high note to stick around in 2019-20. His contract for next season isn't guaranteed but has an early trigger date, giving the team an easy out if they don't view Jenkins as part of their plans.
Jenkins totaled 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a steal across 26 minutes in the Knicks' win over the Hawks on Thursday. Jenkins scored a season-high 14 points in just his fifth game played this season. He recently signed a 10-day contract with New York, and he may be in line for a longer-term opportunity after a solid outing in which he led the bench in minutes played.
Jenkins will sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Jenkins' 10-day contract with the Wizards is set to expire and the Knicks will waste little time in bringing him aboard. The 27-year-old scored six points (2-2 3Pt) in three games during his brief stint in Washington. Prior to joining the Wizards, Jenkins averaged 24.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Westchester Knicks in the G-League.
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