OCTOBER 22ND: The Jazz remain interested in Tinsley, HoopsWorld’s Alex Kennedy hears (Twitter link).
OCTOBER 15TH: 3:00pm: Tinsley’s agent, Raymond Brothers, tells Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune that there’s “mutual interest” in a reunion between the Jazz and his client (Twitter link).
12:19pm: Burke has tweeted that four to six weeks is a more likely timetable for his recovery than eight to 12 weeks. In that case, the Jazz may be less interested in seeking out a replacement.
11:20am: With Trey Burke expected to be sidelined for up to two or three months following right hand surgery, the Jazz are weighing their options at the point. At the moment, John Lucas III will likely be penciled in as the starter, but the team could explore a reunion with a free agent who logged significant minutes in Utah a year ago.
According to head coach Tyrone Corbin, the Jazz have “some interest” in bringing back Jamaal Tinsley, who Corbin refers to as “a guy who knows our system” (Twitter link via Bill Oram of the O.C. Register). The 35-year-old started 32 games for Utah last season, and appeared in 66 contests in total, averaging 3.5 PPG and 4.4 APG.
Tinsley reportedly drew some interest from teams like the Mavericks, Bobcats, Rockets, and Suns back in July, and was very much on the Nets’ radar before Brooklyn signed Shaun Livingston. We haven’t heard many rumors on Tinsley lately, though it’s not clear if that’s due to teams’ waning interest, a too-high asking price, or both.
For what it’s worth, Corbin indicated yesterday that the Jazz had kicked the tires on a couple free agents who wanted more money than the club was willing to offer, though there was no indication that Tinsley was one of those players.