SEPTEMBER 25TH, 4:01pm: The Nets released their training camp roster today, and Jenkins’ name isn’t on it, so presumably he won’t be with the team.
JULY 21ST, 1:21pm: Shooting guard Michael Jenkins has accepted a training camp invitation from the Nets, agent Daniel Moldovan of Entersport tweets (hat tip to Sportando’s Enea Trapani). The deal is likely the standard non-guaranteed one-year deal for the minimum salary that most camp invitees receive.
The 6’4″ shooting guard had his first taste of NBA experience this month with Brooklyn’s summer league team, having pursued his career overseas since going undrafted out of Winthrop in 2008. He averaged 6.8 points in 15.7 minutes per game across five summer league contests for the Nets, and this past season he averaged 10.3 PPG and 25.9 MPG with 39.9% three-point shooting for Pallacanestro Cantu of Italy.
It appears for now that he’ll stand a puncher’s chance of making the opening-night roster for Brooklyn, which has 12 players under contract, including free agent signee Alan Anderson. Bojan Bogdanovic seems destined to become the 13th, leaving Jenkins to compete with Markel Brown, Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, Brooklyn’s trio of second-round picks from last month.