Michael Jenkins, a journeyman European player who saw his summer league stint as his last chance at the NBA dream, will get another: After playing well at both ends of the court in Orlando, the 6'4" shooting guard has accepted an invitation to the Nets training camp in October, his agent tweeted.
Very happy to announce that Michael Jenkins (@mjjenk) has accepted an invitation to the Brooklyn Nets training camp.— Daniel Moldovan (@dmoldovan88) July 21, 2014
Or did he? A league source tells NetsDaily that the team "hasn't invited anyone to training camp."
Jenkins, 27, averaged 6.8 points in 15.7 minutes per game in summer league after playing last season in Italy. Jenkins has played In Italy, Belgium, Germany and Montenegro after four years at South Carolina's Winthrop University. He's a three-point specialist, hitting 45.2% of his shots from deep last year with Cantu in the Italian League.
He spoke with his hometown paper earlier this month about the challenge, his hopes and his past.
"Yeah, yeah, this is the closest I've gotten," said Jenkins, talking about that NBA dream. "I'm just embracing it and trying to make it happen."
The Nets can bring 20 players into camp. The Nets are likely to have 14 players under contract by the end of the month, with Bojan Bogdanovic and Markel Brown expected to sign soon.
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