Jazz Release Jamaal Tinsley

The Jazz have reduced their roster to 14 players, announcing today in a press release that they’ve waived point guard Jamaal Tinsley. The team now has a roster spot available to add a replacement, though no corresponding move has been reported or announced.

Tinsley was signed by the Jazz shortly before the regular season got underway, following the announcement that Trey Burke would be sidelined for several weeks with a broken finger. However, the 35-year-old was ineffective in his eight games with the team, averaging just 1.1 PPG and a 2.3 PER, as well as making only one of 15 three-point attempts.

The Jazz won’t be on the hook for Tinsley’s full salary, since his contract was non-guaranteed, but a pro-rated portion of his minimum salary will count against the cap. According to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News (via Twitter), Utah will likely sign a player out of the D-League to replace Tinsley.

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