John Jenkins to Suns: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

February 24th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The Dallas Mavericks released guard John Jenkins when they signed David Lee on Monday, but it didn't take long for another team to add the former Vanderbilt star. 

The Phoenix Suns claimed Jenkins Wednesday and shared the announcement:

Shams Charania of The Vertical initially reported the news and also noted Jenkins is on a three-year contract.

Chuck Myron of provided financial context for the move from both teams' perspective:

The move had to have taken place before 4:00 p.m. Central, when Jenkins was set to become a free agent had no team put in a claim. He’s on a three-year minimum-salary contract, and the minimum salary exception only accommodates two-year deals, so Phoenix is using part of the $1.56M trade exception it created in the Markieff Morris deal last week. It’s a boon for Dallas, which gets to subtract the nearly $1M cap hit and Jenkins’ remaining salary from this season from its books.

While Jenkins has not appeared in a game since Feb. 1, Bobby Marks of The Vertical believed he was ...

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