Kobe Bryant recently "pinpointed" Jamaal Tinsley as an ideal conductor of offensive arrangements, exactly what the Lakers (and Knicks) distinctly lack.

While there's really no reason to solicit a second opinion on Tinsley once Bryant expressed his considered "viewpoint", it's germane to note the third-string Jazz orchestra leader is supported by a steady stream of unprompted praise.

During my week with the Warriors in preseason, assistant coach Pete Myers, a 12-year backcourt veteran, fervently fingered Tinsley as one of the last in a vanishing breed of classic playmakers. Mark Jackson, who might have some insight into that species, was all for getting him, but Utah already signed him to a veteran's minimum ($1.2 million) contract.