Jamaal Tinsley might live up to the Jamaal-Star nickname.
Amongst Eastern Conference Point Guards, he is currently:
3rd in assists
2nd in rebounding
1st in steals
4th in scoring
Those seem to be the categories that people look at for All-Star PGs. Those are surprising numbers. But even more surprising is this:
He is the only Eastern Conference PG to be in the top five in all four categories.
Tinsley needs three things to be an All-Star:
1) Coaches need to overlook shooting percentages.
2) Tinsley needs to keep up the pace.
3) The East coach needs to pick three PGs for the squad (since Kidd and Billups are locks).
It's not a certainty by any stretch, but it's not out of the question. Number three is going to be the biggest hurdle.
But if Kidd or Billups get injured, Tinsley has a shot. Wow, what a turnaround.
Well, so far.