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Jamaal Tinsley
Memphis Grizzlies  – No. 10
Point guard
Born February 28, 1978 (1978-02-28) (age 31)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Mount San Jacinto College
Iowa State
Draft 1st round, (27th overall, 2001
Vancouver Grizzlies
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Indiana Pacers (2001-2009)
Awards NCAA AP All-America Second Team (2000-01)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2001–02)

Jamaal Lee Tinsley (born February 28, 1978, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player, currently a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. Tinsley was drafted out of Iowa State University by the then-existing Vancouver Grizzlies (who relocated to Memphis) with the 27th pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, and was immediately dealt to the Hawks, and then on to the Pacers on draft night.

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Early years and college career

As a teenager, Tinsley developed his game playing streetball at New York City's legendary Rucker Park. Tinsley's streetball nickname is "Mel Mel The Abuser". He played college basketball for two schools in his four year collegiate career, Mount San Jacinto Community College and Iowa State. [1 ]

During the two seasons he played at MSJC, Jamaal was the two-time Foothill Conference MVP (1998 & 1999) and the Eagles' career leader in assists and steals.[2]

In Jamaal's senior year, he received Second Team All-American and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year honors. He led Iowa State to a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament's West region. But, his team was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by the No. 15-seeded Hampton in the tournament's first round.[3 ]

Collegiate Statistics

99/00- 11.0 PPG, 5.1 REBS, 6.6 ASTS, 32.8 MINS

00/01- 14.3 PPG, 3.8 REBS, 6.0 ASTS, 32.2 MINS

NBA career

Tinsley established himself as the starting point guard under Pacers coach Isiah Thomas. He put up statistics of 9.4 points and 8.1 assists per game in 2001–02.

Tinsley played 73 games for the Pacers in 2002–03, starting 69 of them, and his averages dipped to 7.8 points and 7.5 assists per contest.

Tinsley wore the navy, white, and gold Pacers uniform for the first seven years of his career.

The following year, Rick Carlisle replaced Thomas as the Pacers' head coach, and promoted veteran guard Kenny Anderson to the starting point guard slot, with Anthony Johnson as his backup.

When Anderson and Johnson went down with injuries, Tinsley regained his status as a starter. Tinsley never relinquished his starter's role after that as the Pacers advanced to the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals.

Tinsley spent the majority of the 2004–05 season on injured reserve, but the team played its way to a 44–38 record and the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Tinsley missed the first four games of the Pacers' first-round series against the Boston Celtics, but made a return in a Game 5 victory. Tinsley's injury problems continued during the 2007–08 season; he only played in 39 games, during which he averaged a career-high 8.4 assists.

Jim O'Brien, the Pacers' head coach, confirmed with The Indianapolis Star that Tinsley would be replaced in the starting lineup by point guard T. J. Ford for the 2008–09 season. O'Brien and Pacers' President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird informed Tinsley that he was not permitted to attend team practices or games during the 2008–09 season while the Pacers worked out a trade for him. Tinsley then requested a contract buyout through his agent.[4] The NBA Players Association filed a grievance against the Pacers on Tinsley's behalf on February 11, 2009. [5] On July 22, 2009, the Pacers waived Tinsley.[6]

On November 14, 2009, the Memphis Grizzlies signed Tinsley as a free agent.[7] Chris Wallace, the General Manager of the Grizzlies, stated that he "was the best available player out on the board."[8] The Grizzlies did not guarantee Tinsley a starting spot, but told him he would be allowed to compete for the point guard position.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Indiana 80 78 30.5 .380 .240 .704 3.7 8.1 1.7 .5 9.4
2002–03 Indiana 73 69 30.6 .396 .277 .714 3.6 7.5 1.7 .2 7.8
2003–04 Indiana 52 43 26.5 .414 .372 .731 2.6 5.8 1.6 .3 8.3
2004–05 Indiana 40 40 32.5 .418 .372 .744 4.0 6.4 2.0 .3 15.4
2005–06 Indiana 42 27 26.7 .409 .229 .637 3.2 5.0 1.2 .1 9.3
2006–07 Indiana 72 72 31.2 .389 .316 .720 3.3 6.9 1.6 .3 12.8
2007–08 Indiana 39 36 33.2 .380 .284 .720 3.6 8.4 1.7 .3 11.9
Career 398 365 30.2 .395 .307 .713 3.4 7.0 1.7 .3 10.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Indiana 5 5 17.6 .421 .000 .667 2.0 5.0 .4 .0 3.6
2002–03 Indiana 6 6 30.8 .571 .615 .500 3.0 6.5 .7 .0 8.5
2003–04 Indiana 16 16 26.4 .398 .296 .938 2.9 5.0 1.8 .2 8.1
2004–05 Indiana 9 9 27.4 .360 .111 .571 3.3 5.7 1.6 .3 8.7
2005–06 Indiana 1 0 7.0 .333 .000 .000 .0 1.0 1.0 .0 2.0
Career 37 36 25.6 .409 .295 .696 2.8 5.3 1.3 .2 7.5

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