According to the Twitter page of Shams Charania, the New York Knicks will be adding John Jenkins to their roster on a 10-day contract.

The 27-year-old (turns 28 on March 6) Jenkins was on the Westchester Knicks, the Knicks’ G-League affiliate, this season before he signed a 10-day deal with the Washington Wizards which is set to expire. He played in four games for Washington averaging just 1.8 points in 3.3 minutes per contest.

The New York Post reports that the Knicks have three roster spots open. They recently bought out the contract of Wesley Matthews (reportedly will sign with the Indiana Pacers) and released Enes Kanter.

While it’s highly unlikely that Jenkins will make the Knicks much more competitive as they have now lost 16 straight games, it gives them another body to look at as they will look to fill out the end of the roster with lower-salary players. He has proven he can shoot accurately from deep, a trait that head coach David Fizdale loves.

Jenkins’ NBA career

In 2012, the Atlanta Hawks selected Jenkins out of Vanderbilt with the 23rd overall pick in the first round. He spent his first three seasons with the Hawks, and he actually received the most playing time of his career during his rookie season when he played 14.8 minutes per game.

He started the 2015-16 season with the Dallas Mavericks before they waived him in February. Jenkins was claimed off waivers by the Phoenix Suns where he spent the rest of the season.

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Prior to his 10-day deal with the Wizards, he last played in the NBA in the 2016-17 season with the Suns when he appeared in four games.

Altogether in his NBA career, Jenkins has played in 149 games (eight starts) with four different teams. He has posted averages of 5.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.8 assists. The shooting guard has shot 45.0 percent from the field, 36.9 percent on three-point tries, and 84.8 percent from the charity stripe.

He scored a career-high 23 points as a member of the Hawks against the San Antonio Spurs on April 6, 2013.

Scored at will with Westchester

Jenkins put up points in bunches during his 19 games with the Westchester Knicks this season. Thus far, he is averaging an impressive 24.8 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.2 steals. He is shooting 47.3 percent from the field, 43.1 percent from three-point territory, and 92.8 percent from the foul line.

Twice he has scored at least 40 this season for Westchester including a season-high 41 point outing against the Lakeland Magic on November 10.

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