It was announced today that the Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookies John Jenkins and Mike Scott to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam.  Jenkins, the Hawks' 23rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, is averaging 1.5 points per game and 1.0 rebounds per game in 3.3 minutes per game with the Hawks.  Scott, the Hawks' 43rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, is averaging 0.4 points per game and 0.8 rebounds per game in 3.2 minutes per game with the Hawks.  Both Jenkins and Scott are expected to play their first game with the Jam on Monday, Decmber 3 against the Santa Cruz Warriors.  I think it was a great move by Hawks GM Danny Ferry to assign the two rookies to the D-League.  They really weren't getting much playing time at all in Atlanta, so I'm hoping they will be able to get some well-needed experience with the Jam.  Also, in Bakersfield, they will be playing with point guard Kendall Marshall, who was just assigned by the Phoenix Suns.  Playing with one of the better point guards in the D-League should really help them once the Hawks call them back up.  Also on the Jam are Hawks 2012 training-camp invitees Damion James and Isma'il Muhammad.  I wish both Jenkins and Scott luck.
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