+ Strong, scoring-minded combo guard with excellent midrange jumper.
+ Not an elite athlete. Better distributor than advertised. Needs to draw fouls.
+ Defensive potential due to strength, size. Big enough to check some 2s.
Well, it was good enough to have me intrigued. Jenkins got the starting gig after injuries cleaned out Golden State's backcourt and showed signs that he might be a keeper, flashing a deadly midrange jumper that he set up with a nice crossover move. Jenkins hit an amazing 46.6 percent of his 2s from beyond 10 feet, one of the best rates in the league.
The problem was that he relied on it too much. He made only three 3-pointers and didn't get to the rim enough to draw a lot of fouls. As a result he was 69th out of 70 point guards in secondary percentage. That has to change; odds are strong that he won't shoot quite so well on long 2s going forward, and even shooting as well as he did a year ago his true shooting percentage was only 53rd at his position.
But if he can add 3-point range, he's a player. Jenkins proved a much better distributor than advertised, ranking above the league average for point guards in assist ratio, turnover ratio and pure point rating. Defensively, he fouled a lot and took the usual rookie lumps, but his other data suggests he was competent. If he can get his true shooting percentage into the 50s, he'll be a fixture.