The Mavericks have signed free agent forward John Jenkins on a three-year deal, according to RealGM's Shams Charania. The contract is at the veteran's minimum and the second two years are partially guaranteed, per ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon.
The 24-year-old Jenkins was drafted by the Hawks with the 23rd pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He's a shooter who had a solid rookie year, playing about 15 minutes in 61 games while shooting 45 percent from the field and 38 percent on three-pointers. However, injuries derailed his sophomore campaign and he hardly ever got on the floor last year as the Hawks blasted to 60 wins. He nearly shot 50/40/90 but only played 24 games in limited time.
This is great insurance for Wesley Matthews, who is slated in as the starting two-guard but may not be ready to start the season as he rehabs his Achilles injury. Dallas needed some more shooting off the bench and Jenkins can provide that.
There's no guarantee Jenkins is anything but another shooter buried on the bench, but it's a nice signing at a cheap price regardless.