Feb 4, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Sacramento Kings point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) defends against Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Why Jamaal Tinsley Is a Good Idea... For Now.

Jan 23, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) dribbles up court during the second half against the Washington Wizards at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 92-88. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Burke fractures a finger, just our luck!  Trey will be out til at least the middle of November with a more likely return at the end of November.  If he doesn’t come back until the end of November that’s 18 games he will miss.

John Lucas is obviously a backup and really struggles with the top guys on the court leaving management to figure out what they want this year.  If they didn’t sign anybody that means they really are hoping for one of the worst records and a chance at Andrew Wiggins (whom I’m hearing is not as good as advertized).

The Jazz went out though and signed Jamaal back.  Yes I understand he is not a guy you go out and sign if you want to win.  However, he knows the Jazz offense and can actually play the starter role because he is poised and runs the offense.  This will help the Jazz in the second unit with Lucas in with them.  On top of that Tinsley ran out of gas last year, but before that he was actually quite competent as the starter when Mo was out.

If Tinsley can spread the ball around, the Jazz just might stay afloat while Trey is out… If that’s what you as fans want.  If you’re hoping for a season where the Jazz challenge for the worst record, signing Jamal is showing that’s not what management wants.  So let’s have another season where the Jazz compete and is fun to watch, either way I’m happy to have #6 back.

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  • Olivier Batiste

    I do not share your enthusiasm concerning Jamaal, even if he looks like a temporary solution with the knowledge of Corbin’s strategies… We’ll see…

    My preocupation is the rumor I’ve read today saying that Hayward’s contract is far to be extended, with Phoenix & Boston ready to pay large amounts of money for him. Is that true ? I thought G.Hayward was a priority for Utah ?

    • Josh Haslam

      I’m writing about this right now so stay tuned for my answer

  • PastyRasta

    What are your thoughts on Harris making the roster? I realize he’s the 15th man but my most lasting impressions of him so far are him being called for setting so many illegal screens and chucking up a bumch of ugly looking jumpers. I’m still trying to figure out how/why he’s on the roster.

    • Josh Haslam

      Yeah I’m baffled on the decision. I know they wanted a wing while Marvin and Rush are out and I guess Harris made more of an impact than Mcguire or Holliday. I also think they maybe wanted to have someone they could cut easy when Marvin does get back..

      • PastyRasta

        He’s the 15th guy on the roster so I guess I shouldn’t get too fired up but with Evans & Marvin hurt there’s a chance he could see some playing time and that’s something that is a concern to me.

        • Josh Haslam

          I’d be surprised if he sees playing time except in blowouts but yeah that is definitely a concern. Doesn’t make sense