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Jamaal Tinsley
PG - 6'3, 197lbs - 46 years old - 12 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
  • Birthdate: 02/28/1978
  • Drafted (NBA): 27th pick, 2001
  • Pre-draft team: Iowa State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 27th overall by Vancouver.
19th July, 2001NBADraft rights traded by Vancouver, along with Shareef Abdur-Rahim, to Atlanta in exchange for Brevin Knight, Lorenzen Wright and the draft rights to Pau Gasol (#3, 2001).
19th July, 2001NBADraft rights traded by Atlanta to Indiana in exchange for a protected 2002 first round pick (conveyed in 2003, #21, Boris Diaw).
19th July, 2001NBASigned four year, $3,970,406 rookie scale contract with Indiana. Included team option for 2004/05.
22nd October, 2003NBAIndiana exercised 2004/05 team option.
29th October, 2004NBASigned a six year, $39 million extension with Indiana.
22nd July, 2009NBAWaived by Indiana.
14th November, 2009NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Memphis.
3rd November, 2011D-LeagueDrafted 1st overall in the 2011 D-League Draft by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
9th December, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Utah. Included team option for 2012/13.
29th June, 2012NBAUtah exercised 2012/13 team option.
26th October, 2013NBARe-signed by Utah to a unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season.
12th November, 2013NBAWaived by Utah.
Career Moves
1997 - 1999Mount St Jacinto (Junior College)
1999 - 2001Iowa State (NCAA)
July 2001 - July 2009Indiana Pacers (NBA)
November 2009 - July 2010Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2011 - December 2011Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
December 2011 - November 2013Utah Jazz (NBA)
Articles about Jamaal Tinsley

December 10, 2013

Jamaal Tinsley - Tinsley was a starter in the NBA as recently as a month ago, but was waived for sheer ineffectiveness. His offensive game is by this time a complete nothing - Tinsley never could consistently shoot, and yet now, being as slow as he is, he can no longer get to the basket either. And that same slowness makes him an open door defensively. Tinsley can still pass, but he can only pass, and it is insufficient.

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January 5, 2011

Jamaal Tinsley - One thing that was never in doubt when Tinsley was in his prime was his talent. There were off-the-court incidents, weight problems, contract problems, glaring inconsistency, occasionally terrible shot selection, ball dominance, inefficiency, and some holes in his skill set, but few could deny his ability. He was an elite ball handler, a highly capable passer, a useful scorer and rebounder, and an incredibly capable defensive player when he wanted to be. But two years out of the game seemed to rob him of much of that; last year, in his comeback with the Memphis Grizzlies, Tinsley offered little. He still couldn't shoot (.307% EFG on jumpshots, with 78% of his FGA being jumpers), his turnovers were way up (3.9 per 36), his passing was way down (6.6 assists per 36 minutes with a 1.7:1 ratio), he couldn't score (.438 TS%), he couldn't run (there's no statistic for this), and he couldn't defend like he once could (his defensive rating of 109 wasn't terrible, but it was a career worst). Tinsley could still dribble, but that doesn't mean a lot on its own. He has remained unsigned this year, as have many players who posted a PER of 7.8 last year, and he turns 33 next month.

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July 30, 2010

Jamaal Tinsley - Tinsley's NBA redux with the Grizzlies just was not a successful experience. He scored 133 points on 140 shots, turned it over 4 times per 36 minutes with a roughly 3:2 a/to ratio, and was part of the reason why Memphis allowed the most field goal attempts at the rim of any team in the NBA. Amindst the soap opera and weight problems, the young Jamaal Tinsley used to have a lot of talent; however, he didn't show any of it last year. Memphis are the kind of team that need to rely on retreads, yet they won't be bringing him back, and so Tinsley's NBA options list just got considerably shortened. Indiana needs a point guard, but.......well, you know.

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June 27, 2010

Memphis have now drafted three guards in the first round. I think this means Jamaal Tinsley isn't going back.

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