Grizzlies add Tinsley to backcourt

Updated: November 15, 2009, 8:37 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies signed point guard Jamaal Tinsley on Saturday, a day after the veteran with a checkered past and 1½-year layoff reportedly worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Grizzlies (2-8) announced the signing in a news release before their 97-87 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves (1-10).

"Jamaal was the best available player out on the board," Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace said. "Secondly, he's a veteran. We're a young team. ...

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