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Jamaal Tinsley | Guard | #6

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (40) / 2/28/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 188
College: Iowa State
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (27) / MEM

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The Jazz waived PG Jamaal Tinsley on Tuesday.
The move clears a roster spot and Utah is expected to call up a player from the D-League. Given their lack of depth at PG, it stands to reason it will be a guard getting the call-up. Tue, Nov 12, 2013 03:18:00 PM

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Jamaal Tinsley will start at point guard for the second straight game on Tuesday.

Tinsley's first start didn't go so well, as he totaled just two assists and zero points in 14 minutes on Saturday. John Lucas came off the bench and played 31 minutes, so while Tinsley may be listed as the starter, Lucas is the Jazz point guard to own here.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Jamaal Tinsley started at point guard for the Jazz on Saturday, but played just 14 minutes, didn't score and handed out two assists.

John Lucas played 31 minutes off the bench and hit 5-of-11 shots for 11 points and four assists. Tinsley isn't worth owning, even when starting, while Lucas will only have minimal value until rookie Trey Burke comes back from his finger injury.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 01:24:00 AM

Jamaal Tinsley will start at point guard for the Jazz on Saturday night.

John Lucas III will move to the bench. Lucas has been running the offense more than expected and he ranks first in frontcourt touches per game on his team and 17th in the NBA. The Jazz are 0-2 and Lucas might run more plays with the second unit, but his minutes will likely remain the same. We'd steer clear of both in standard leagues.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 08:25:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley will sign with the Jazz and join the team in Los Angeles for Friday's game.

The Jazz are basically out of options at point guard with John Lucas III, Scott Machado and Lester Hudson failing to string together positive outings for much of the month. Tinsley could end up starting, but his low upside and age will limit him from consideration in standard leagues.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 02:24:00 AM

Jamaal Tinsley and the Jazz have mutual interest in coming to terms on a deal.

The Jazz only have John Lucas III as their only healthy point guard, so their interest makes sense. Tinsley was with the Jazz last year, playing in 66 games and scoring 3.5 points per game. He still won't be more than a backup behind Lucas while Trey Burke (finger) is on the shelf.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 05:54:00 PM

The Jazz did not contact Jamaal Tinsley early Monday morning.

Even though the Jazz are looking to add some veterans to their team, Tinsley may not be the right fit for them. They may prefer a shooter that can open up some space for their young group of big men. Tinsley is obviously not going to be a priority for teams this offseason. There is some reported interest from the Knicks, but nothing is imminent.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Jamaal Tinsley said he hopes to return to the Jazz next season.

He's 35 year old, played 591 career games and said back in April that he wants to play three or four more years. Tinsley was solid for the Jazz as a starter last season and the team went 20-12 in those games. As the season went on, he wasn't really a factor in the last two months, playing just 11.6 minutes per game. If Trey Burke stays healthy, Tinsley shouldn't be much of a factor.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley said he thinks he can play 3-4 more years in the NBA.

Thanks to the Mo Williams injury, Tinsley was forced to start 32 games for the Jazz this season. He averaged just 4.8 points, 5.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. At age 35, Tinsely is nothing more than a third point guard.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley had three points and three assists in seven minutes Friday night.

Tinsley had been dealing with a wrist injury and was spotted wearing a cast at shootaround Friday. He has no value in his limited role.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Jamaal Tinsley (wrist) is expected to play on Friday.

Tinsley was sporting a "huge cast" on his left wrist at shootaround, but it's apparently just for precautionary reasons.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 01:08:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley is dealing with a sore wrist, but he's expected to be alright for Friday's game against Minnesota.

Tinsley doesn't have a major role on this Jazz team and whether or not he plays has no fantasy impact.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley (bruised back) logged 15 minutes off Utah's bench vs. the Warriors, scoring six points on 2-of-3 shooting from downtown.

He also had two assists and two steals, giving his team a nice lift while Mo Williams got a breather, but he's irrelevant in standard leagues.
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 10:50:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley (back) is probable to play Sunday night against the Warriors.

Tinsley left Friday's game with a back issue and apparently had a big ice wrap around his midsection at practice Saturday. At 35 years old, it's not a surprise that Tinsley's body is sore but he should still be able to play Sunday night. Tinsley has no fantasy value barring injury.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Jamaal Tinsley is dealing with a back issue in Friday's game and he will not return.

He's 35 years old and it's no surprise that he's having back problems. Tinsley played just five minutes on Wednesday and proved he has no value while Mo Williams is healthy.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 11:15:00 PM

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