The Celtics are not considering Tinsley for their first two picks (Nos. 10 and
11), but are familiarizing themselves with the 6-foot-3-inch point guard as an
option at No. 21. For his part, Tinsley does not put a lot of stock in mock
drafts, keeping focused on his overall goal.
(Tinsley works out for Celtics) Shira Springer - Boston Globe (June 16th)
Strengths:Is one of the most creative ball handlers in the college landscape uses a
variety of spins, crossovers and stutter steps to get by defenders.... Has a NBA
body that usually allows him to routinely out muscle opposing point guards.....
Really knows how to setup teammates with his excellent court vision ...... Is a
good penetrater that can get in the lane and finish with a vast array of
difficult lay-ups..... Has super quick hands on defense, which make him a threat
to steal the ball at any time..... Is a good rebounder for a player at his
position ...... Has that Dennis Johnson like quality in that he may not be the
best 3-point shooter but he can make the big shot when his team needs it ....
Has great size for a point guard ....
Weakness: Not the greatest shooter from the 3-point line or the perimeter..... Sometimes
he rushes himself at the free throw line could stand to get a free throw routine
to relax himself... Shot selection not the best at times.... Can sometimes lose
control when trying for the flashy play, which often lead to turnovers.......
Needs to work on his shooting mechanics often when he shoots he doesn't fully
extend his shooting hand ..... Doesn't look like he'll be a big scorer in the
NBA so teams drafting will do so with the knowledge that he is a pure set-up