The Pacers want absolutely no part of point guard Jamaal Tinsley.
As reported by Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News:
If the Pacers can't trade Jamaal Tinsley, they're buying him out. They reached that decision even before they stocked up on point guards by dealing for T.J. Ford and Jarrett Jack. Tinsley has three years left on his deal, in excess of $21 milllion.
The Larry Legend character cleanout process continues in Indy.
Hard to argue with this one. Tinsley has been involved in multiple off-court incidents over the course of his career in Indiana, and it hasn't helped that he's never really established himself as any sort of upper-tier point guard in this league. He's a poor shooter who doesn't have a great track record of facilitating good offense, and he has warred with coaches as well. Though he played some of his best basketball at times this season, the character concerns were finally too much for the Pacers -- and rightfully so.
It will be interesting to see if Tinsley can catch on somewhere and see if he can clean up his act with a change of scenery. In the meanwhile, the Ford-Jack era of good character (if not basketball -- that remains to be seen) begins in Indianapolis.