HoopsHype Jamaal Tinsley rumors

December 18, 2011 Updates

While playing for the Pacers, Tinsley was involved in multiple shootings and a bar fight. He was considered untradeable, forced to sit out the entire 2008-09 season, then sued by Indiana’s equipment manager as a result of one of the shootings. Tinsley said he took “a lot of [polygraph] tests to prove” his innocence, but his name was never fully cleansed. “There are certain things you can’t control in life,” Tinsley said. “I went through a lot of things in Indiana. Some of them wasn’t my fault. … At the end of the day, once the media get ahold of it, they’re still going to have a lot to say.” Salt Lake Tribune

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Brian T. Smith: Agent Raymond Brothers on #UtahJazz adding Tinsley: "Jamaal's coming to Utah and he's every excited." Twitter

David Aldridge: While we watch the Commish and wait for the CP3 deal to drop like a new foal..source says FA guard Jamaal Tinsley has agreed to terms w/Utah Twitter

Alex Kennedy: Jamaal Tinsley is arriving Utah tonight. After a brief D-League stint, he'll be on the Jazz's training camp roster. Twitter

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Unlike other players who have signed overseas in an effort to resume their NBA careers, Tinsley chose the D-League because it allows him to stay in the United States and be closer to his family. It will also provide him with more exposure, whereas signing abroad could cause him to be out of sight, out of mind. “There were a few overseas offers, but being close to my family was essential,” Tinsley said. “No matter what level I’m at, I can still get better. It’s a humbling experience for me and I’m looking forward to it.” HoopsWorld

It’s no secret that the D-League pays significantly less than international teams. D-League players make between $12,000 and $25,000 per season, which is why Tinsley insists this isn’t about getting paid. He made $39,960,706 throughout the course of his NBA career and has managed his money well. “It’s not about the money,” Tinsley said. “This is about my love of the game.” HoopsWorld

As expected, the D-Fenders took former NBA point guard Jamaal Tinsley with the first overall pick in the NBA Development League draft Thursday night. “Our goal all along with the first overall pick was to take the player who we felt gave the D-Fenders the best chance of winning right now,” D-Fenders coach Eric Musselman said. “In this case, we were able to do just that with the selection of Jamaal. The guard position was a point of emphasis for us entering the draft, and Jamaal’s extensive experience in the backcourt provides the D-Fenders with a great foundation as we work towards our ultimate goal of winning a D-League championship.” Orange County Register

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That model has opened up the possibility for a few interesting NBA comeback tails this season as several former NBA Draft picks that have been out of basketball for a bit have decided the D-League will be used as their vehicle to get back into the Association. The three to watch for in Thursday evening's D-League Draft (more participants listed here) are former Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley, former NBA journeyman Jamal Sampson and Chris Taft, a promising prospect for the Golden State Warriors before he had his career derailed due to a back injury. Ridiculous Upside

November 1, 2011 Updates

Jamaal Tinsley hopes to return to the NBA, and he wants to use the Development League to help his efforts. Tinsley has sent in the needed paperwork to enter Thursday’s NBA Development League draft, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Tinsley, 33, averaged 9.8 points and 6.6 assists per game through eight NBA seasons while starting 366 of 436 career regular-season games. He last played in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2009-10 season. The deadline to enter the D-League draft is Tuesday. Yahoo! Sports

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