Utah Jazz release Brooklyn’s Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley was released by the Jazz on Tuesday. AP Photo.

Jamaal Tinsley was released by the Jazz on Tuesday. AP Photo.

There is one fewer Brooklyn-born player in the NBA today than there was yesterday as the Utah Jazz announced that they have released point guard Jamaal Tinsley.

Tinsley, who graduated from Tilden High School, struggled big time in eight games as he averaged 2.9 points and 7.5 assists per 36 minutes with an effective field goal percentage of just 22.5. Those numbers are a far cry from the 11.6 points and 8.3 assists per 36 minutes with an eFG% of 43.7 that he averaged throughout his 11 year NBA career.

It’s hard to say if Tinsley will be able to hook on with another NBA team or if this is the end of the 35-year-old’s career. Tinsley only signed with the Jazz late in the preseason when Trey Burke broke his finger. He had previously tried to hook on with his home town Nets, but they signed Shaun Livingston instead.