The first tweet we seen was from Brandon Rush saying,
They let my OG JT go
Soon after posting the tweet, it was taken down by Rush. Then a few minutes later, the Jazz sent out this tweet to confirm what we were already guessing.
BREAKING – Jazz Waives Guard Jamaal Tinsley. Utah’s roster now stands at 14. http://t.co/aOGn6ExVyY
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 12, 2013
Tinsley played with the Jazz for all 8 games to start the season, averaging 1.1 points, 2.9 assists in 14 minutes per game. During last night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, Tinsley was moved to the bench early.
Now with the roster standing at 14 and having only one healthy point guard on the roster at this point, John Lucas III, speculation begins to come out about what the Jazz will do until Trey Burke returns.
The Jazz have the opportunity to give Alec Burks some minutes at the point guard position. Although, with the bench already weak, Burks probably would be better suited to keep playing the 6th man role at backup shooting guard.
The Jazz could also sign another free agent or make a trade for a point guard. All these seem like good options for the Jazz, but it sounds like management is deciding to go a different route.
Jazz are expected to have the first D-League call-up of the 2013-14 season, according to league sources. Trying to find out which player.
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) November 12, 2013
First name I’m hearing in connection with Utah’s roster opening: Diante Garrett out of the D-League who played with Phoenix last season — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 12, 2013
Garrett has been playing for the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League and was most recently cut by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last season, however, Garrett played with the Phoenix Suns. Garrett appeared in 19 games for the Suns with his best game coming against the Jazz, where he scored 8 points of 4-5 shooting. Also, according to Marc Stein, this looks to be an audition and not necessarily a signing just yet.
Word is Garrett, currently with Iowa Energy in advance of D-League season starting in 10 days, will audition for Jazz & sign if it goes well
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 12, 2013
This is still a developing story and we will have more for you as it comes out. To keep up to date on things happening with the Jazz, be sure to follow us on Twitter, @Purpleandblues1.