The Brooklyn Nets have added 6’3″ guard Michael Jenkins and summer league invitee to their preseason training camp, Jenkins’s agent Daniel Moldovan announced via Twitter. But it may not be that simple:
Very happy to announce that Michael Jenkins (@mjjenk) has accepted an invitation to the Brooklyn Nets training camp.
— Daniel Moldovan (@dmoldovan88) July 21, 2014
However, a league source tells NetsDaily that the team hasn’t sent out any camp invites yet.
The 27-year-old Jenkins scored 34 points over five summer league games with the Nets, shooting 46.2 percent from the field. On their July 6th game against the Oklahoma City Thunder’s summer squad, Jenkins scored 13 points in 15 minutes, hitting all three of his three-point attempts. Jenkins played 50 games with Italian club Pallacanestro Cantu last season, averaging 10.3 points per game and shooting just under 40 percent from three-point range.
It’s unlikely that Jenkins will make the team straight out of camp. Their roster is nearly full and that’s without including the team’s three second-rounders, who are all still unsigned. But there are still benefits of going to a team’s camp: just look at Jorge Gutierrez, who parlayed a training camp invite last October into two ten-day contracts and a non-guaranteed two-year deal with the Nets after they opened a roster spot.