Ranking the last 10 Atlanta Hawks first-round picks

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9. John Jenkins

John Jenkins is far from the worst player to ever put on an Atlanta Hawks jersey. In fact, he actually had a relatively long and decent run with the Hawks. He was drafted 23rd overall by the Hawks in the 2012 NBA draft and played three seasons with the team. During that time he went back and forth between the G-League and the NBA.

In his time with the Hawks, Jenkins only averaged 5.6 points per game but he had shooting splits of .451/.375/.849, according to Basketball-Reference. I was always a big fan of what Jenkins brought to the table and was surprised he didn’t stick around the league for more than six seasons. He was definitely under-sized and was a poor defender but in today’s NBA, a guy who can come off the bench and knock down nearly 38 percent of his three’s is very valuable.

Jenkins last played in the NBA last season where he played four games for the Washington Wizards and 22 games for the New York Knicks. And while the shooting stroke is certainly still there, he failed to play any kind of consistent minutes for either team. While Jenkins may have played in his last NBA game, he can hold his head high knowing he was at least better than Adreian Payne.