John Jenkins played sparingly for most of the season, but he has emerged over the past week and is averaging almost 11 points over his past three games.

In Larry Drew's mind, Jenkins has earned minutes for the Atlanta Hawks despite his rookie status.

“I’ve got to find some minutes for him," Drew said.

“He has shown me what I’ve always thought, that this kid is an NBA talent,” Drew said. “It’s just a matter of trying to find minutes for him. It’s a matter of getting him in the rotation. Getting him to really learn what we do.