In an unorthodox year marked by a cramped schedule and a slew of injuries, the young guards of the Golden State Warriors have had to learn to expect the unexpected.
When Klay Thompson and Charles Jenkins were picked up by the Warriors in the 2011 NBA Draft, they could not have expected to have major roles in a backcourt that features one of the best shooters—Stephen Curry—and one of the best scorers—Monta Ellis—in the league. However, Curry’s health issues have opened up opportunities for the young players to temporarily take on bigger roles.
In the case of Jenkins, he went from not expecting to play much to registering a couple of starts early on in the season. In January, Curry went down with yet another ankle injury and with Nate Robinson being very new to the team, Jenkins found himself in a position even he didn’t expect to be in.
“Did I think I was going to start? Most definitely not,” Jenkins told HOOPSADDICT.com. “We got great guards in Steph and Monta an...