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76ers Acquire Guard Charles Jenkins From Warriors

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled one move prior to today’s trade deadline, but it didn’t involve one of their big names like Andrew Bynum, Evan Turner or Spencer Hawes. It involved a second-round pick, in exchange for which they receive combo guard Charles Jenkins from the Golden State Warriors.

Jenkins was a four-year player at Hofstra, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, where he averaged 22.6 points per game in his senior season. He shot over 42% from three-point land and won himself two consecutive CAA Player of the Year Awards in 2010 and 2011.

That offensive prowess, however, has simply not translated into the NBA. In 51 games last year, he only averaged 5.8 points per game and shot 15.0% from downtown. He was relied on heavily down the stretch and played somewhat well, but he’s lost almost of all of his playing time this year to Klay Thompson and rookie Harrison Barnes. He’s averaging 1.7 points and 0.6 assists per game.

This move doesn’t really mean much; in fact, it’s nothing but head-scratching. The Sixers already have two shooting guards and two point guards on the roster, so adding Jenkins seems a small addition to a team that has had so many problems; especially considering their biggest problems have been in the front court, not the backcourt. Trading for JJ Redick, Andrea Bargnani, or Josh Smith would have made a lot more sense than giving up a 2nd-round pick for 2 points and an assist per game.

Sam Amick of USA Today has reported that due to restrictions in the deal, Golden State will likely never see the pick. In that case, this move may make sense as the Sixers try to rehash the college version of Jenkins, but Sixers fans will still be frustrated to see guys like Bynum, Turner, and Hawes on the team’s paycheck even though better names were available.

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Categories: 76ers, Beat Writing

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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