The Golden State Warriors took point guard Charles Jenkins in the second round of the 2011 draft, and with the injuries to Nate Robinson and Stephen Curry, he got the chance to start 28 games. In those starts he averaged 8.6 points, 5.1 assists, 2 rebounds, on 43.8 percent shooting and 86.5 percent from the free throw line.
Overall, he averaged 5.8 points, 3.3 assists, 1.3 rebounds, on 44.7 percent shooting and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. He registered three double-doubles and scored a career high 27 points against the Portland Trail Blazers and a career high of 12 assists against the New Jersey Nets.
Jarrett Jack will be the first off the bench at point guard to rest Curry and he came over from the New Orleans Hornets in the deal that sent Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers. This means that Jenkins will be the third point guard on the roster.
What he showed when he got the chance to play is the ability to consistently hit a mid-range jumper, the ability to penetrate, and the ability to distribute the ball effectively. Jenkins is a very good free throw shooter, and more importantly, he does not turn the ball over.
His main weakness is that, when forced to take a jumper from beyond 15-18 feet, he struggles. He does not attempt as many threes, as he went just 3/20 from beyond the arc in 2011. Another part of his game that may get added is posting up, as he is bigger then most point guards at 6’3″ 220 pounds. With Mark Jackson as his coach. he can learn from someone who was known for his post up skills when he played in the NBA.
During the season, he will get minutes, and at most will see 10 minutes per game and if there are any injuries those minutes will increase.
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