ATLANTA John Jenkins said every rookie thinks that the NBA will be just like college that his college prowess will instantly translate into pro stardom.
Then they bump up against reality.
Jenkins, the Hawks first-round pick in this years NBA Draft, has seen playing time hard to come by and thats why the team sent him to the NBA Development League for two games earlier this week.
The Hawks have a lot invested in Jenkins and want to see him succeed. After some mild shock at first, he took the assignment with a positive attitude and made the most of it, but that doesnt necessarily mean the idea of it was easy.
I kind of want to play more, but at the same time Im behind a lot of veterans, so its a tough thing but its also a good thing, Jenkins said. Im learning things from Kyle Korver, Anthony Morrow, Lou Williams, Devin Harris, DeShawn Stevenson -- they all have good things I can learn from so I always like to watch them a lot.
When Jenkins went to the Bakersfield Jam, he showed what...