Jamaal Tinsley entered a game Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers having not scored a point for the Jazz. He'd played just 22 minutes in five of Utah's nine contests, averaging zero points, 1 assist and 0.6 rebounds.
But just because the nine-year veteran was barely playing doesn't mean he couldn't speak up. And that's just what the 33-year-old point guard has done ever since putting on a Jazz uniform.
Utah center Al Jefferson said Tinsley has been Utah's loudest supporter and most vocal critic in 2011-12. During games, Tinsley often jumps off the bench the second he sees something he loves or passionately disagrees with. After the Jazz dropped three of four contests by an average of 19 points to start the season, it was Tinsley who called out his Utah teammates for letting themselves down.