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Hawks vs Hornets: Larry Drew will look to get John Jenkins more play time

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Jenkins has hit five-of-six 3-pointers in the last three games for the Hawks.

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Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew is going to to get rookie John Jenkins more involved in the team's game plan, or at least he said as much on Tuesday following a 95-86 victory against the New Orleans Hornets. Drew told Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was impressed with the performance of the rookie after Jenkins was forced in to the lineup due to injuries

"I've got to find some minutes for him."

A first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Jenkins has played in 60 minutes over the last three games and has tallied 32 points, five assists and four rebounds. He's been particularly deadly from beyond the arch, nailing five-of-six 3-point attempts over the three-game span.

"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."

The Hawks have earned a 20-10 record to start the season and own the third best record in the Eastern Conference. With five wins in their last six games, the Hawks will look to earn another win on Friday night when they travel to play the Detroit Pistons.

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