HoopsHype Jamaal Tinsley rumors

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Alex Kennedy: Utah Jazz haven't indicated if they'll pick up Jamaal Tinsley's team option. "All you can do is control what you can control,” Tinsley said. Twitter

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The nine-year veteran doesn’t jog just to count calories; he never obsesses over time. Tinsley just runs. Pushing his body until it’s working best. Pushing his mind until it’s working better. Heart pumping, lungs breathing, feet moving. All in the name of mental toughness. Tinsley escapes for 45 minutes, an hour — whatever he feels and whatever it takes. When the former NBA outcast casually ripped through seven miles Wednesday afternoon before he scored seven points, dished out four assists and played 28 minutes while guiding home Utah’s 103-91 victory against the Houston Rockets, it was just another daily workout for the basketball lifer. "You’re blocking everything out and just going out there and trying to achieve something," said Tinsley, 34. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native hated running as a kid. To the point that when Tinsley tried out for his first basketball team and his coach barked out the standard "go run laps" command, Tinsley walked out the door. Salt Lake Tribune

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Jamaal Tinsley isn’t asking around. He doesn’t leave messages for his agent. He’s never pestered the Jazz, inquiring about his future. All Tinsley knows is that Utah’s a great place for him right now. And he hopes his stay in Salt Lake City continues for the foreseeable future. NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season Feb. 10. Heading into a game Saturday against Sacramento, Tinsley should have at least 12 more days in a Utah uniform. He hopes it’s longer, though, and he’d be excited if the Jazz kept him on their roster for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. "I would love to be here. But certain things you can’t control," the 33-year-old said Tinsley, prior to tipoff against the Kings. Salt Lake Tribune

Raymond Brothers, Tinsley’s agent, said his client would be thrilled if he ended the season with the Jazz. "Utah’s a first-class organization all the way around and [general manager] Kevin O’Connor does a great job," Brothers said. "We hope it works out. Jamaal loves it there and everything’s been a great fit for him so far." Salt Lake Tribune

January 20, 2012 Updates

Is the head-up-at-all-times 6-foot-3 Tinsley, 33, the answer? The Knicks supposedly wanted him around the same time the Jazz scooped him up from the D-League L.A. D-Fenders. That didn’t necessarily mean D’Antoni wanted him, only that someone in management voiced interest What’s more, it definitely doesn’t mean D’Antoni — his history with Brooklyn-born guards being what it is— even would play Tinsley if the Knicks somehow managed to get him. New York Post

December 21, 2011 Updates

The Jazz waived Paul Carter, Trey Gilder, Keith McLeod and Scottie Reynolds on Wednesday. Utah's roster is at 14. Jazz General Manager Kevin O'Connor said Carter could land with the Idaho Stampede, Utah's NBA Development League affiliate. Veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley made the initial cut. He will continue to back up Devin Harris and Earl Watson. Salt Lake Tribune

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