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Jamaal Tinsley

N/A | Guard

Jazz

Biography

Background

2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in 37 games (one start) … Averaged 3.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 13.4 minutes … Led (or tied) for team lead in assists nine times … Scored in double-figures three times … Dished 10-plus assists twice, posting five or more 10 times … Missed two games due to stomach flu (2/22 and 2/29) … Missed one game due to personal reasons (2/7) … DNP-CD 22 times … Had seven assists vs. POR (4/26) … Had seven points and nine assists in OT win vs. ORL (4/21) … Had eight points and four assists at SA (4/8) … Scored six points with eight assists at SAC (3/22) … Had 11 points vs. OKC (3/20) … Had season-high 13 points vs. GSW (3/17) … Scored 11 points with eight assists at PHX (3/14) … Had six points and 10 assists at CHI (3/10) … Had nine points, season-high six rebounds and season-high 13 assists in a season-high 34 minutes at GSW 2/2 … Signed with the Jazz as a free agent on 12/10 … Prior to that, selected first overall by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the 2011 NBA Development League Draft … Played in eight games for the D-Fenders, averaging 9.9 points on .314 shooting, 3.1 rebounds and 7.6 assists in 34.0 minutes.

AS A PROFESSIONAL
Appeared in 473 games (367 starts) with Indiana, Memphis and Utah, averaging 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 27.7 minutes … Owns 87 career 10-plus assists games and two triple-doubles … Named to the 2001-02 NBA All-Rookie Second Team and earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors twice (Nov. 2001, March 2002) … Ranks fourth in Indiana Pacers history in assists (2,786) and fifth in steals (660) and three-pointers made (340) … 2010-11: Did not play … 2009-10 (w/ Memphis): After a year-anda-half absence from active competition, returned to the NBA to post 3.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 15.5 minutes in 38 games (one start) after signing as a free agent on 11/14 … Averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 assists and 1.33 steals on 56.0 percent shooting over a three-game stretch from 11/25-29 … Scored 10-plus points five times (1-4 record), including a season-high 16 points on 11/27 at Portland … Played six minutes on 11/18 vs. LAC, his first NBA appearance since 2/5/08 … Recorded three-plus steals four times … DNP-CD 26 times … Inactive six times – four due to injury/illness (twice from 2/26-2/27 due to a sore left hamstring, 3/16- 3/17 with illness) … Did not dress on 3/1 due to a sore left hamstring … Not with team two games (1/6-1/8) due to personal reasons … 2007-08 (w/ Indiana): Averaged 11.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and a career-high 8.4 assists in 33.2 minutes in 39 games (36 starts) … Scored a season-high 29 points on 12/2 vs. LAC … 2006-07 (w/ Indiana): Posted 12.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, a team-leading 6.9 assists (11th in NBA) and a team-best 1.63 steals (10th in NBA) in 31.2 minutes in 72 games (all starts) … 2005-06 (w/ Indiana): Averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 26.7 minutes in 42 games (27 starts) … 2004-05 (w/ Indiana): Enjoyed a career year, averaging career highs in points (15.4), rebounds (4.0) and steals (2.03), while posting 6.4 assists in 32.5 minutes in 40 games (all starts, first time in career) … Recorded a career-high eight steals at DET (11/19) … 2003-04 (w/ Indiana): Posted 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 26.5 minutes in 52 games (43 starts) … 2002-03 (w/ Indiana): Averaged 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 7.5 assists (6th in NBA) and 1.71 steals (10th in NBA) in 30.7 minutes in 73 games (69 starts) … 2001-02 (w/ Indiana): Named to the 2001-02 NBA All-Rookie Second Team and earned Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honors twice (Nov. 2001, March 2002) … Posted 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, a rookie-leading 8.1 assists (5th in NBA) and a rookie-best 1.73 steals (14th in NBA) in 30.5 minutes in a career-high 80 games (78 starts) as a rookie … Became the first Pacers rookie to start on opening night since Vern Fleming in 1984 … Registered first career triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and a club-record 23 assists on 11/22 against Washington … The 23-assist performance was two shy of the NBA rookie record, shared by Tinsley’s then-head coach Isiah Thomas (1981-82) and Ernie DiGregorio (1973-74) … Participated in the Rookie Challenge during 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia.

IN THE PLAYOFFS
Appeared in the NBA Playoffs in six of his nine seasons (with Indiana and Utah), making the postseason every year from 2002-2006 … Owns career playoff averages of 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 25.6 minutes in 37 games (36 starts) … Averaged five-plus assists per game in each of first four playoff seasons … In the 2004 Playoffs, when the Pacers reached the Eastern Conference Finals (fell to Detroit in six games), averaged 8.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 16 games (all starts).

AS A COLLEGIAN
In two years at Iowa State (1999-01), averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 68 games (all starts) … Finished his career at Iowa State with a 57-11 record and two Big 12 Conference championships … Named 2000-01 Big 12 Player of the Year from the Associated Press and the Big 12 coaches … Concluded senior season as runner-up to Shane Battier of Duke for National Player of the Year by the Associated Press, while being named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America First Team and U.S Basketball Writers Association All-America Second Team … Finished his collegiate career at Iowa State ranked fifth in school history in assists (421) and steals (177) … Played at Mount San Jacinto Community College (1997-99) before transferring to Iowa State.

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