The Hawks are open to dealing shooting guard John Jenkins, Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders reports. Atlanta is reportedly seeking a second round draft pick in return for the 23-year-old out of Vanderbilt, Greene adds. Jenkins, who is earning $1,312,920, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
The third year guard’s impending free agency is the reason why Atlanta has been unable to find a trade partner for Jenkins yet, Greene notes. Franchises are less inclined these days to part with draft picks for a player who will likely be just a short-term rental. The team and Jenkins have not discussed any potential buyout arrangement as of yet, Green relays.
Jenkins has appeared in just nine games this season for Atlanta, averaging 3.7 points and 1.0 rebound in 8.2 minutes per contest. His career numbers are 5.4 PPG, 1.5 RPG, and 0.8 APG. Jenkins’ career shooting numbers are .446/.372/.853.