Former Indiana Pacers Point Guard Jamaal Tinsley Planning NBA Comeback
Jamaal Tinsley was on the roster of the Indiana Pacers throughout the majority of his NBA career, much to the chagrin of a lot of Pacers fans as he wasted a roster spot while sitting out with various injuries and issues with team management. After sitting out all of last season following an ill-fated season with the Memphis Grizzlies, however, the point guard is working toward an NBA comeback.
The first step of his tryout will happen on Thursday night, apparently, as reports indicate that he has submitted his name for the annual NBA Development League Draft. It's unknown what sort of salary Tinsley agreed to, but as was written at Ridiculous Upside, the odds probably are not in his favor.
This isn't to say that Tinsley won't make the most of his D-League opportunity because it obviously takes quite a bit of humble pie to be able swallow one's pride and announce to the world that the D-League is going to be the league you're calling home. It does make me wonder if he'll stick it out, however, knowing he's been unhappy in much better situations in the past.
If he wasn't able to handle T.J. Ford starting in front of him, how will he handle taking a bus from Sioux Falls, S.D., to Bismarck, N.D., in January as he waits for an NBA call-up?