Looking back at Jamaal's numbers, he has the capability to average 8+ assists per game, maybe more.
Jamaal has been injury prone. He has shown questionable dedication and effort.
BUT not this year. He said he is going to play 82 games this season, and so far nothing has kept him from the court... nothing. He has had inspired performances this season.
Here is what I was thinking about. With the insertion of Murphy and Granger into the starting lineup, we gain a quality shooter and an all around quality player. We lose a PF/SF who was jacking up 3s, and an inconsistent shooter and finisher at SG.
To my way of thinking this might spell increased opportunities for Jamaal Tinsley to toss some assists into the stat sheet. With Murphy stretching the defense out of the post, Tinsley won't be needing to shoot outside as much.
I think this trade could really help JT$ (iowa state nickname) as much as its going to help Jermaine and Danny.
Forget about shopping for point guards.. at least for the rest of this season, I want to see Jamaal run this lineup.