It seemed like veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley’s time in the NBA had wrapped up. But the Utah Jazz have reportedly decided they can make use of his services. Here is Jody Genessy of the Deseret News:

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Marvin Williams was surprised by the news. Derrick Favors was all for it. Coach Tyrone Corbin and general manager Dennis Lindsey were evasive because it’s not yet official.

And the guy who’ll have another experienced player competing for his point guard minutes?

Current Jazz starter John Lucas III was both diplomatic and optimistic about the impending addition of 10-year NBA veteran Jamaal Tinsley, an impending acquisition that was confirmed to the Deseret News after Wednesday’s deadline.

The move was deemed necessary in the aftermath of point guard Trey Burke fracturing his right index finger two weeks ago. The rookie was dubbed as the Jazz’s starter but could be sidelined for six weeks or more, pending how his shooting hand responds to last Tuesday’s surgery.