John Jenkins was signed by the Knicks
Earlier in the day the New York Knicks announced that they’ve released point guard Tyrius Walker after he only scored one point during Monday night’s preseason win over the Washington Wizards.
In order to fill Walker’s spot, the Knicks have signed guard John Jenkins who will most likely end up in the G-League, but provide the Knicks with another body during the preseason.
Knicks signing John Jenkins to camp roster to replace Walker. Likely to start in G League.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) October 2, 2018
Last season, Jenkins played in Spain for San Pablo Inmobiliaria Burgos of the Spanish ACB League, He averaged 12.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.9 minutes.
Jenkins apparently caught the Knicks eye during the summer league while playing for the Portland Trailblazers.
Jenkins did make some appearances for the Westchester Knicks in 2017.
John Jenkins was the 23rd overall pick in 2012. He has been in and out of the league since, playing for Westchester in 2017.
The Knicks are reportedly signing him to an Exhibit 10 deal. pic.twitter.com/smeDx71bK5
— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) October 2, 2018
As Jenkins continues to pursue his NBA dream, the best thing he can do is try and learn from guys like Trey Burke while in camp with him and take what he’s learned and apply it when he’s in the G-League.
The Knicks next preseason game is against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. This likely the first time we’ll get to see Jenkins in action.
Update: the Knicks also signed forward Phillip Carr
The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Phillip Carr.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) October 2, 2018
Carr played his college ball at Morgan State.
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