John Jenkins, who spent his first three years with the Hawks, has been signed by Atlanta to a training camp deal, per Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders:
Atlanta Hawks and free agent guard John Jenkins have agreed to a training camp deal, a league source told @BBallInsiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 24, 2017
Jenkins fills the final spot on the 20-man roster that teams can hold in the offseason, before cutting down to the final 15 before the season starts in mid-October. He played 98 games across three seasons for the Hawks from 2013 to 2015 before his fourth year rookie contract team option was declined before the 2014-15 season. Jenkins signed on to play with the Dallas Mavericks after his Hawks tenure but was waived before the end of his first season. He then signed with the Phoenix Suns, where he played just four games last season as he spent the majority of the year in the G League.
Jenkins is likely only being brought in for depth in training camp with DeAndre’ Bembry out injured until late October. The Hawks are already well-stocked at the guard positions on the final roster, but Jenkins will bring a veteran presence to training camp and knows head coach Mike Budenholzer’s system well from his previous stint in Atlanta.