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The Knicks signed John Jenkins to a two-year deal

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Double J is here to stay

NBA: New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple reports, the Knicks have signed John Jenkins to a two-year veteran’s minimum contract (guaranteed for the rest of this season, non-guaranteed for 2019-20):

That’s pretty good! Jenkins has provided some much-needed floor spacing and spot-up shooting ability since joining the Knicks, averaging 10.5 points on 50 percent shooting and 33.3 percent from three in 17.5 minutes per game.

Jenkins’ contract is probably similar to 2017-18 G-League darling Trey Burke’s deal last year, which was the veteran’s minimum with certain dates where more and more of his contract became guaranteed. This allows the Knicks more flexibility than a standard yes-or-no player option before the offseason — they’d instead have multiple opportunities to decide if they want to keep Jenkins and his minimum salary, or cut bait and only have to pay a portion of it.

So, not huge news here, but another shrewd move by what has shown to be an increasingly shrewd, clever, slick front office. Welcome to the tank for the long haul, John!