MONDAY, 9:50am: The move is official, the team announced via press release.
8:51pm: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle confirmed the team has made the move, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com tweets.
Jenkins, a shooting guard, will be released because the Mavs have a surplus of guards, according to Sefko. Jenkins has made 21 appearances, but was on the inactive list in three of the last five games, as Sefko points out. He is averaging 3.3 points and 9.2 minutes per game.
Jenkins performed well in the preseason for the Mavs, but he couldn’t make much of a dent in their rotation once the season started. The Mavs signed Jenkins to a three-year deal this past offseason with only the first season guaranteed. Jenkins’ salary for this season is $981,349. Jenkins, 24, a former first round pick, struggled for playing time in each of his three years in Atlanta, never averaging more than the 14.8 minutes per game he saw as a rookie in 2012/13.