Feb 2, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6) drives as Portland Trail Blazers point guard Nolan Smith (4) defends at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz sign Jamaal Tinsley after injury to Trey Burke

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The Utah Jazz front office announced on Saturday that the team has signed veteran point guard Jamaal Tinsley in light of the injury to rookie Trey Burke. Tinsley spent each of the last two season on the Jazz, averaging 3.6 points, 4.0 assists, and 1.6 rebounds per game during that stretch. He started 32 games for the Jazz last year, averaging 4.8 points, 5.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in those games while leading his team to a 20-12 record.

Trey Burke, the ninth pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, broke his finger in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this month. Burke, who was one of the favorites to win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award after a great season at Michigan in which he won a slew of awards — including the Big Ten Player of the year, the National Player of the Year, and the NCAA Tournament South Regional Most Outstanding Player — is expected to miss anywhere from six to twelve weeks due to the injury.

[Source: NBA.com]

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