Tinsley tossing dimes at teammates again

Photo proof that Jamaal Tinsley has been with the Jazz — and even played — this season.

When backup point guard Jamaal Tinsley entered Saturday night’s game, two Bulls fans sitting next to press row at the United Center couldn’t believe it.

“Has he been with the Jazz the whole season?” one fan asked.

Yes, indeed. Ever since Utah rescued him from the D-League. He was the No. 1 pick last year after sitting out a season, so there is that.

Just don’t check the Jazz’s statistics for verification. He doesn’t play much. In fact, Tinsley has logged more than 10 minutes only twice this season — Saturday at Chicago, and back on Feb. 2 at Golden State.

Incidentally, the nine-year veteran has logged two of the Jazz’s three double-digit assists nights in those games.
Both were blowout losses, but Tinsley again showed an ability to be a playmaker for teammates
“When my number’s called,” Tinsley said, “I just go out there and compete and play hard.”
Earl Watson is the only other Jazz player to hit the 10-assist mark, having done it once.
Starting point guard Devin Harris’ season-high is nine dimes.
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Jody Genessy

Jody Genessy is the Utah Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News. To answer some of your questions: 1) Yes, he travels everywhere the Jazz do. 2) No, he doesn't fly on the team charter. 3) No, he can't sneak you into the game, let you take notes for him or get you tickets (sorry, Mom). 4) Yes, he realizes that other people out there have to work for a living so he's a lucky dude. 5) Yes, he usually answers questions in the third person.

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