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    One year ago, Jamaal Tinsley was in LA Fitness doing two-a-days. He was training in Atlanta, preparing to make his comeback. It had been over a year since he had last played in the NBA, but he was only 33 years old. When he wasn’t working out, he would watch NBA games and see the same players that he used to run circles around.

    “It was difficult, knowing you can still be out there and competing with the best of them,” Tinsley said. “I got up early every day and worked out. I did lots of shooting and lots of conditioning. I maintained a healthy diet and watched tons of basketball.”

    After months of hard work and a stint with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, Tinsley made his way back onto a roster. He received interest from a number of teams, but ultimately signed a one-year-deal with the Utah Jazz.

    This season, Tinsley has been a class act in Utah. He has emerged as a leader for the Jazz and has been extremely vocal with his young teammates. Al Jefferson gave him the nickname “The Voice” since he’s always yelling at the group during games and practices.

    He has also led by example, showing up to training camp in excellent shape and accepting his role. He only appeared in 12 games prior to the All-Star break, but he remained professional and vocal. Tinsley cheered on his teammates and offered advice from the bench.

    “There are some things you can’t control, but you can control staying in shape, eating healthy and producing when your number is called,” Tinsley said.

    Since the All-Star break, Earl Watson has been sidelined with an ankle injury and Tinsley has stepped up in his absence. He is averaging 6.9 points and 4 assists in 16.4 minutes. When given the opportunity to start, he posted 9 points, 13 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. As Tinsley believed last year, he still has plenty left in the tank and can contribute when given the opportunity.

    “I’m playing with a group of guys who understand the game and they want to get better,” Tinsley said. “They make my job easy when I’m on the court.”

    Utah has won four straight games and the team is playing well as they make a push for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Tinsley has been effective backing up Devin Harris, providing a spark off the bench and displaying his tremendous court vision.

    On Tuesday night, the Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 97-90. The highlight of the night was when Tinsley dribbled between Nazr Mohammad’s legs and knocked down an open jumper. The play electrified the home crowd and shifted the momentum in Utah’s favor.

    “It was nice, but the win was even better,” Tinsley said.

    Tinsley has become a significant contributor for the Jazz, who are just a half game out of the playoff picture in the West. This season, he has shown that he can still compete at this level. He belongs in an NBA arena, not in an LA Fitness gym.
    I would take him right now, and he would be our best PG instantly. Yes burned bridges , bad blood etc, but people change, and they can turn their life around. Regardless of the past, I alwas LOVED his GAME. True PG . No doubt it wouldnt happen but I would look at him next year
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    but people change, and they can turn their life around.
    For this, I thank your post.

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    I love the idea of the Good Jamaal. Yes, the good Jamaal is exactly who the team needs to initiate the offense. I just don't think that player exists at this point.

    Otherwise, it is a good thing for him to be in Utah where he is less likely to be able to get into significant trouble.

    As Jamaal always preferred to do pre-Jimmy when he had someone available in scoring position who he was not trying to freeze out, I would definitely pass.

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    Screw that, if Tinsley would have had his **** together here he would be a perfect PG for this team right now. My heart is supposed to be warmed because he is turning it around for some other team? Maybe if we had a better PG I would feel better about it, but with our PG struggles, **** you Tinsley. You could have been the man in Indy! Bah humbug!
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    In the game he started, Steph Curry scored 29 points, had 5 reb, and 12 ast...
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    Glad he's back playing...no hate coming from this way
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    Congratulations for finally maturing at the age of 33!

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    I'm glad he finally turned the corner. Wish it could've been like a decade sooner however.

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    It wasn't immaturity with Tinsley, he simply stopped caring.

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    It wasn't immaturity with Tinsley, he simply stopped caring.
    Wouldn't the fact that he stopped caring, mean that he was immature?

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    Wouldn't the fact that he stopped caring, mean that he was immature?
    No.

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    I don't want this to read as being derogatory to Salt Lake City, but for a guy like him it's the perfect spot. No booze, no night life, just business.

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    No.
    Whatever, I'm all argued out tonight, agree to disagree...

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    I don't want this to read as being derogatory to Salt Lake City, but for a guy like him it's the perfect spot. No booze, no night life, just business.
    Why would anyone think that "no booze, no night life, just business" is derogatory to Salt Lake City?

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    Why would anyone think that "no booze, no night life, just business" is derogatory to Salt Lake City?
    I guess cuz it sounds like they are uptight and boring? (I don't want to get into a big Utah morals debate)

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    I guess cuz it sounds like they are uptight and boring? (I don't want to get into a big Utah morals debate)
    Pretty much.

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    Screw that, if Tinsley would have had his **** together here he would be a perfect PG for this team right now. My heart is supposed to be warmed because he is turning it around for some other team? Maybe if we had a better PG I would feel better about it, but with our PG struggles, **** you Tinsley. You could have been the man in Indy! Bah humbug!
    It's not like he suddenly turned into Jason Kidd or anything though. He's averaging 3.4 pts and 2.7 assists backing up Devin Harris...

    The improvement is from pine-riding dustpan-wielding pouter to being a decent backup to a fairly crappy PG.

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    It's not like he suddenly turned into Jason Kidd or anything though. He's averaging 3.4 pts and 2.7 assists backing up Devin Harris...

    The improvement is from pine-riding dustpan-wielding pouter to being a decent backup to a fairly crappy PG.
    If he got his act together in Indy and stayed in shape and focused on the game back then, who knows what he could have been like now? He could have been like our new, veteran Mark Jackson...

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    I don't want this to read as being derogatory to Salt Lake City, but for a guy like him it's the perfect spot. No booze, no night life, just business.
    You can find this stuff anywhere if you look for it.

    And also, screw Jamaal Tinsley.

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    You can find this stuff anywhere if you look for it.

    And also, screw Jamaal Tinsley.
    Lot easier to find when you don't have to look all that hard and it's what's expected of you.

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    I would take him right now, and he would be our best PG instantly. Yes burned bridges , bad blood etc, but people change, and they can turn their life around. Regardless of the past, I alwas LOVED his GAME. True PG . No doubt it wouldnt happen but I would look at him next year
    No thanks. I want no part of him. His defense was always bad he was just never as good as many in this forum believed.

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    No thanks. I want no part of him. His defense was always bad he was just never as good as many in this forum believed.
    You mean, you actually measure the quality of a PG using other parameters besides "sick numbers of dimes"?

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    3-22-012 Tinsley game stats:

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    What a waste of GOD given talent! I harbor no ill will, I prefer not to think about his former exploits, and hope he continues to play well. Never to be seen in a Pacers uni again!

    The Pacers don't play the Jazz again, but my guess is he wouldn't have rec'd a warm welcome here in Indy. Maybe it's just for the best it worx out that way.

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    Glad he's back playing...no hate coming from this way
    Yet you hate Dan Dakich???

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    Yet you hate Dan Dakich???
    You're comparing apples and oranges
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