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Dallas Mavericks: Worst players to wear a legends number after them

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Dallas Mavericks John Jenkins (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Worst Dallas Mavericks to wear number 12 since Derek Harper: John Jenkins

Fans are forgiven if they struggle to recall Jenkins’ time as a Dallas Maverick. A first-round in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, John Jenkins was coming off a strong college career for the Vanderbilt Commodores, where he scored nearly 20 points per game as a junior. Unfortunately, that skillset never translated to the professional ranks as Jenkins put together a somewhat disappointing NBA career, playing in only 171 games across eight seasons.

21 of those 171 NBA games were played for the Dallas Mavericks before being waived in February of 2016. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.0 rebound in 9.2 minutes per game. Jenkins shot just 15.8 percent from 3-point range with the Mavs, the lowest of his career.

After being waived, he would go on to spend time with the Suns, Wizards, and Knicks before finding himself bouncing around the G-League and across the ocean in the Chinese Basketball Association, Israeli Premier League, and Liga ACB.

Jenkins’ largest claim to fame in Dallas is that he is the last player to have the chance to wear number 12 for the Dallas Mavericks as it was retired less than two years later.

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