John Jenkins and Mike Scott will be assigned to the Hawks' D-League affiliate in Bakersfield according to a report by Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Chris Vivlamore.
Hawks sending rookies John Jenkins and Mike Scott to D-league affiliate in Bakersfield. Length of stay to be determined. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) December 1, 2012
Jenkins and Scott have not been able to get consistent minutes and we have previously discussed that a D-League stint would be possible. Jenkins has appeared in four games and is averaging 1.5 points per game. Scott has found his way into five games on the season.
When Danny Ferry came on board as GM the thinking was that the team would invest much more in player development so today's report isn't surprising. Also interesting that the length of stay has not yet been determined. An injury to one of the Hawks rotation players could have Jenkins or Scott headed back in a hurry but otherwise they may be with Bakersfield for some time.
We'll have more on this as soon as the move is officially announced including how you can watch the D-League online.
Update* - Team has confirmed the move via press release:
HAWKS ASSIGN JENKINS AND SCOTT TO BAKERSFIELD JAM
The Atlanta Rookies are the 29th and 30th D-League Assignments of the 2012-13 Season
ATLANTA, GA ----- The Atlanta Hawks have assigned guard John Jenkins and forward Mike Scott to the Bakersfield Jam, their NBA Development League affiliate, Hawks President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.
Jenkins, the 6-foot-4 guard from Vanderbilt, has appeared in four games this season, scoring six points in 13 minutes. Scott, a 6-foot-8 forward from Virginia, has played 16 minutes in five games and totaled two points and four rebounds. Jenkins was selected with the 23rd overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft while Scott was selected with the 43rd overall pick by the Hawks.
Both players will be available for the Jam's next game on Monday night against Santa Cruz.