Mar 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) moves the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. The Bulls beat the Jazz 89-88. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jamaal Tinsley To Sign With Jazz


According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld, it appears that Jamaal Tinsley will indeed join the Utah Jazz. He is expected to sign and join the team on Friday.

Tinsley is being brought on because the Jazz’ projected starting point guard, Trey Burke, has been sidelined with a fractured finger in his right hand. The injury is expected to keep the rookie out for a month or two.

It was reported a week ago that the Jazz and Tinsley shared “mutual interest”, apparently that interest developed into an agreement.

With Burke out, the Jazz have talked to veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley about a return to the team.

Tinsley, 35, spent the past two seasons in Utah. He played in 103 games, including 33 starts.

“There has been mutual interest,” Raymond Brothers, Tinsley’s agent, told The Tribune.

Said coach Tyrone Corbin: “He has some interest, we have some interest. … He’s a guy who knows our system.”

[Salt Lake Tribune -- October 15]

Tinsley has spent time with the Jazz in each of the last two seasons. Last year, he averaged 3.5 points and 4.4 assists in 18.5 minutes per game for the Jazz.


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