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John Jenkins | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Vanderbilt
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John Jenkins didn't play on Tuesday after scoring 17 points in a start last Thursday.
Jenkins may be out of the rotation with Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons back, and isn't helped by the fact the Mavs already have Raymond Felton, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea on the bench. Nov 4 - 12:09 AM

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John Jenkins scored 17 points in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Clippers, adding six rebounds, three assists and two turnover in 35 minutes.

It was just like a preseason game as Jenkins basically just slides into Wes Matthews' minutes when he's out. Although, this may change with Chandler Parsons (knee) coming back, so DFS owners might want to be careful on the next night Wes is out.
Oct 30 - 1:20 AM

John Jenkins will start at shooting guard and Jeremy Evans will start at small forward on Thursday against the Clippers.

It makes sense. Jenkins was basically the placeholder for Matthews in the preseason and that might be the case tonight. If so, Jenkins could have himself a nice game. He has very little value when Wes plays, though. Evans also logged a bunch of minutes at backup SF in the preseason.
Oct 29 - 10:46 PM

John Jenkins played just four minutes and had one foul on Wednesday.

He was basically a place holder for Wes Matthews in the preseason. Jenkins can be dropped everywhere.
Oct 29 - 4:08 AM

John Jenkins led the Mavericks with 22 points during Wednesday's loss to the Suns, hitting 9-of-20 shots with one 3-pointer, four rebounds and two assists.

He committed only two turnovers in 38 minutes and responded well to some early-game criticism from Rick Carlisle about over-dribbling. Jenkins got an extended audition with Deron Williams (calf) ailing and Devin Harris resting, so this doesn't have real implications for his regular-season role.
Oct 21 - 11:53 PM

John Jenkins played 37 minutes in a start on Monday, finishing with 26 points, six rebounds, two assists, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers.

He was 5-of-13 from the field and 14-of-16 from the line. Jenkins may actually get a chance to start in place of Wesley Matthews (Achilles), but he will fall behind guys like J.J. Barea once the team is healthy. Don't overreact to Jenkins' big preseason.
Oct 19 - 9:51 PM

John Jenkins has continued to impress this preseason, and he's confident about his role once the regular season begins.

"I came here competing for minutes," Jenkins said. "I knew if I played my game, I wouldn’t be in any discussion about making the team. My skill level is there and I work hard. That speaks for itself. I’m coming for minutes." Having emerged with "serious consideration" to crack the regular season rotation, Jenkins ranks behind Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis as the preseason's fourth-leading scorer.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 19 - 12:41 PM

John Jenkins scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and two assists over 20 minutes in Friday's preseason loss to the Hawks.

Jenkins is getting a moderate amount of hype out of Dallas and beyond, but there's not enough to hold onto here to make him worth drafting in anything but the deepest leagues. If he carries the momentum over into the season, holds down a rotation slot, and gets some injury assistance ahead of him then be ready to move.
Oct 17 - 12:36 AM

John Jenkins started and hit 11-of-18 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.

He's impressed his coach this preseason and was dynamic tonight. With Wesley Matthews still without a clear timetable for a return, Jenkins could be a sneaky pick-and-play early in the season. Dirk Nowitzki, Matthews, Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams all sat this one out for the Mavs, so Jenkins' line is a little misleading.
Oct 13 - 10:46 PM

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been impressed by John Jenkins.

"The learning curve is always going to be there with young players," Carlisle said. "You know, we’ve got some young guys that are getting a real chance to play and are learning things. That said, I really like Jenkins. You know, Jenkins has played a real aggressive game both of the last two nights. He’s shown he can handle the ball a little bit. He’s done a good job, and he’s got to continue doing what he’s been doing." Jenkins could carve out a decent role off the bench if he continues to impress, so owners in deeper leagues can simply add him to their watch list for now.
Oct 10 - 9:42 AM

John Jenkins led the Mavericks with 19 points in 29 minutes on Wednesday, hitting three 3-pointers with five rebounds and two blocks.

The Mavs deployed a brutal starting lineup - Raymond Felton, Jenkins, Justin Anderson, Charlie Villanueva and Samuel Dalembert. It's great to see Jenkins step up when his team needs him, but this is a quintessential preseason performance -- he hadn't scored 19 points or blocked two shots in any game over the past two seasons. Ignore him unless Wes Matthews (Achilles) suffers a setback.
Oct 7 - 11:00 PM

John Jenkins said he got some advice when he spoke to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban last week.

Jenkins said he spoke to Cuban after signing with Dallas last week and got some advice from the Mavs owners. "He told me just to make buckets," said Jenkins. "That’s what I do best, and that’s what I’m going to do." Jenkins has the potential to earn a spot in the Mavs rotation, but he doesn't have much more fantasy potential outside of deeper leagues.
Jul 28 - 1:54 PM

Mavs sign G John Jenkins.

The last two years of the deal are not guaranteed, but he'll be on the roster for the 2015-16 season. Jenkins has struggled to stay healthy in his career and has played in just 37 games in the past two seasons combined. Although, he's been an effective scorer as a shooting guard, posting a true shooting percentage of 62.9 last season.
Source: Real GM
Jul 20 - 8:53 PM

SG John Jenkins signed a three-year deal with the Mavs according to Real GM.

Jenkins will make the minimum and get a partial guarantee for the last two years of the deal. Injuries haven't helped his career and he'll need to show us something before he lands on the fantasy radar.
Jul 20 - 8:52 PM

The Knicks are reportedly among "several teams" with interest in free agent SG John Jenkins.

Jenkins was a stealthy contributor off the Hawks' bench for the past three seasons, averaging 5.6 points on 45.1 percent FGs, 84.9 percent FTs, and 37.5 percent shooting from downtown. His 3-point shooting alone should earn him a solid contract, but his reserve-role status makes him a dubious fantasy target.
Jul 7 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Devin Harris
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Dwight Powell
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh