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John Jenkins | Guard

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202
College: Vanderbilt
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John Jenkins has been recalled from the D-League.
He'll return to his standard role of bench warmer in Atlanta, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Jan 20 - 6:55 PM

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John Jenkins and Adreian Payne have been sent down for a D-League stint.

Neither of these guys are part of the Hawks rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news. Leave them on the wire.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 04:53:00 PM

John Jenkins started the second half on Saturday against the Cavs, scoring a total of 12 points with one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

The Hawks were out of this game at half and Jenkins started over Kyle Korver. Jenkins has been on the inactive list for much of the season and is not worth owning in almost any league.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 10:16:00 PM

The Hawks have declined to pickup their fourth-year team option on John Jenkins.

Jenkins will now become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, however, he's not a rotation player for the Hawks and can safely be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 10:56:00 AM

John Jenkins will start at shooting guard in place of Kyle Korver (personal) on Monday.

He's been playing without limitations and tonight is going to be a huge game for his chances to get minutes. Jenkins had back surgery in February and suffered an aggravation at summer league. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most leagues.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 12:21:00 PM

John Jenkins (back) is playing without limitations.

He played at summer league back in July, but the team kept his minutes in check due to back surgery in February. Jenkins probably won't be in the rotation to start the year and has very little fantasy value.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 10:06:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 06:27:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 09:37:00 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.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 11:44:00 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.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 06:03:00 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.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 11:24:00 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.'
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 01:05:00 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.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 02:40:00 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

Depth Charts

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