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January 29, 2012 Updates

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

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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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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

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