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Jamaal Tinsley - PG, 6'3, 197
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
       Date of birth: 02/28/1978
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 27th pick, 2001
     Out of: Iowa State
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Top 101 NBA Ten-Day Contract Candidates (When 20 Would Probably Have Been Enough)
2011-01-05

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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   The best of what's left
2010-07-30

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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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 1
2010-06-27

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

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   Unsigned guards looking to make mid-season NBA impact
2013-12-10

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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