With the 2015-16 season concluded, Suns.com takes a look at each individual player heading into the summer. We’ll include a look back at some of his best highlights, his season in general, and what could lie in store heading into next year. A new player review will be revealed each weekday in alphabetical order. The player names listed below will become clickable links as each one’s review is published. Feel free to comment below to give your own take!
MORE REVIEWS: Eric Bledsoe | Devin Booker | Chase Budinger | Tyson Chandler | Archie Goodwin | John Jenkins | Brandon Knight | Alex Len | Jon Leuer | Ronnie Price | Mirza Teletovic | PJ Tucker | TJ Warren | Alan Williams
Bio: 6-4, 215 pounds, 25 years old
2015-16 Stats: 4.1 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 44.4 FG%
Offseason Status: Under contract with Phoenix
Season in Review: Phoenix claimed Jenkins off of waivers on Feb. 24 in an effort to unearth some more shooting on the wing. It worked. Jenkins shot over 40 percent from distance over the remainder of the season, including a streak of nine consecutive three-pointers made.
Jenkins also showed a willingness to get physical, snaring eight rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench at Sacramento on March 25. He was also a willing passer, logging at least on assist in 11 of his last 12 games despite playing limited minutes.
The Next Step
Assuming everyone returns healthy next season, it will be up to Jenkins to prove he deserves a spot in the Suns' crowded backcourt. His shooting is his first argument, but he'll need to make more for a spot at the table.
Defense is one avenue he could take. He has never been a passing lane thief, but if Jenkins can be a solid team defender -- allowing Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler and other key players to do their own damage -- it could go a long way to giving him more minutes on the court.