John Jenkins

John Jenkins (PHX) “Johnny Cash” nike 

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PHXShooting Guard: 6’4, 215 lbs; 5th year, Vanderbilt | Career: 5.2 points/game, 1.5 rebounds/game, 44% FG

Johnny Cash (Money Millionaire), back issues aside, is a lights-out shooter from beyond the arc; since his days at Vandy, JJ’s been cashing midrange Js off pin downs, setting up behind the arc, and lofting high floaters in the restricted area; volume scorer at 6’4, which is a tough pill to swallow: takes near-impossible shots from time to time, could use a pass-first, second unit PG to get him easy buckets; not a great defender or playmaker…which is why John Jenk is walking the line between the D-League & NBA; drawbacks aside, Jenkins is a strong candidate to settle into a specialist role – it’s gonna take some patience to fully earn Earl Watson’s trust but Jenkins’s shooting ability (if it climbs from 36 to 38-39%)* should create opportunities to play (Suns need as many shooters as possible)


DOG Status: UnderDOG


NBA Role: scoring, combo guard

Signature Shot: midrange J off a screen

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69