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John Jenkins | Guard

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Vanderbilt
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John Jenkins (lower back surgery) went scoreless in eight minutes of action on Tuesday, and the Hawks rested him as a precaution in the second half.
Jenkins had two points, two assists and five fouls in 21 minutes during his Summer League debut on Saturday, but he's still working himself into game shape after a long rehabilitation. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the preseason but it's hard to envision him having reliable fantasy appeal. Jul 15 - 6:27 PM

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John Jenkins (back) is expected to play in Las Vegas Summer League.

He had lower back surgery back on Feb. 3 and there have not been many updates since. Jenkins had a golden opportunity earlier in the 2013-14 season while Lou Williams was recovering from his ACL surgery, but he couldn't make much of an impact. He won't be worth drafting in almost any fantasy league.
Jun 9 - 9:37 AM

Hawks guard John Jenkins had lower back surgery on Monday and will miss the remainder of the season.

It's been a rough year for Jenkins, who was hopeful that rest and rehab would be sufficient to heal his back. He averaged 3.1 points in just 13 appearances this season, but on the bright side he should be healthy and ready for training camp.
Feb 3 - 11:44 AM

John Jenkins (back) will not play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

His nerve pain in his lower back has caused some discomfort in his leg. Back in the summer, Jenkins could have been in the starting lineup after a nice close to his 2012-13 season, but's his fantasy value continues to slide.
Jan 11 - 6:03 PM

John Jenkins has no return timetable as he rehabs from nerve damage with is causing pain in his lower back and leg.

Lou Williams has been cleared for back-to-back games and has provided stabilizing depth for Atlanta's backcourt. The Hawks will take their time easing Jenkins back to complete health, and even then he's unlikely to be a fantasy asset.
Jan 8 - 11:24 AM

Hawks guard John Jenkins (nerves, lower back) will miss at least two more games.

He didn't travel with the Hawks for their current roadtrip and the earliest he could return is Jan. 8 vs. the Pacers, but even that isn't guaranteed. Fantasy owners should consider him 'out indefinitely.'
Jan 4 - 1:05 PM

John Jenkins (nerves, lower back) didn't practice on Thursday and he has no clear return date.

The Hawks haven't announced a rehab schedule for Jenkins, but even at full strength he's not a fantasy option with Lou Williams healthy and Shelvin Mack playing well off the bench.
Jan 2 - 2:40 PM

John Jenkins (leg) will be out indefinitely while the Hawks and his agent all get together to decide his future.

That doesn't mean a long-term absence is guaranteed, but these types of situations usually end that way, especially for a younger player on a team without championship aspirations.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 07:21:00 PM

Hawks guard John Jenkins will not play on Thursday due to nerve pain in his leg which may stem from his recent back injury.

Jenkins doesn’t anticipate needing surgery but he said he will probably have another epidural soon, adding, "It’s time to just get [the injury] out of the way forever." He wasn’t providing fantasy value but his absence is a blow for the Hawks’ backcourt depth, and places more importance on the continued health of Lou Williams.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:08:00 PM

John Jenkins (back) will miss Thursday's game against the Cavaliers.

Jenkins traveled with the team, but will be forced to sit with a flare-up of his recurring back problems. The second-year guard is only averaging 6.5 minutes per game in the month of December, so it goes without saying that he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:16:00 PM

The Hawks recalled John Jenkins from the D-League on Friday.

He will be available to play against the Wizards on Friday night. Jenkins was productive in the D-League with 21.5 points per game in four outings. He will just be emergency depth with the Hawks and has no fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 02:40:00 PM

John Jenkins' defensive struggles have kept him out of the Hawks' rotation, according to Mike Budenholzer.

Jenkins has made one six-minute cameo all season. "Offensively, we are doing OK. That is probably John’s strength," said Budenholzer. "Right now, I think he needs to focus on that defensive end and make sure he is doing everything possible at that end of the court." With Lou Williams (knee) due back eventually, Jenkins' season outlook is gloomy.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 03:22:00 PM

The Hawks exercised their third-year option on John Jenkins Thursday.

They just beat the deadline and the team will pay him a base salary of 1.3 million next season. Jenkins didn't get off the bench in Wednesday's game after playing 31 minutes in the preseason finale.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:14:00 PM

John Jenkins made his season debut on Tuesday after missing time with a back injury and failed to score in 11 minutes.

Jenkins stock has taken a hit with Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll taking the starting wing spots in Atlanta, but Jenkins could come on once the season gets going. Just keep an eye on him on waivers in case he heats up at some point.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 10:06:00 PM

John Jenkins (back) is expected to return for Atlanta's preseason game on Tuesday.

Jenkins began the summer with a chance to earn the starting SG job, but Coach Mike Budenholzer has opted to start Kyle Korver at SG and DeMarre Carroll at SF instead. Jenkins' reserve guard minutes will be limited further when Lou Williams (knee) returns to action.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Shelvin Mack
3Dennis Schroder
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Adreian Payne
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares