NBA news roundup: League to inspect Bucks floor on Tuesday

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The Bucks' new floor was deemed dangerous Friday and is set for inspection on Tuesday

The Milwaukee Bucks may have to ditch their new design and go back to using their old floor, according to the Journal Sentinel.

The Bucks home game against the Toronto Raptors in the preseason finale was cancelled Friday friday with five minutes left in the first quarter after players from both players were slipping on the new floor. On Tuesday NBA officials will visit Milwaukee to look into possible causes and make a suggestion to the team.

Some had speculated that the issues with the floor come from condensation caused by ice under the floor. The arena doubles as a hockey rink and has a layer of ice underneath the floor. League officials said that condensation could be the issue but that it hasn't been determined that it was the reason for the players slipping.

Milwaukee's home opener is Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors.

Jamaal Tinsley returns to Jazz

The 35-year-old point guard is returning to Utah after Trey Burke's broken finger left the Jazz shorthanded in the backcourt. Tinsley's two-year contract with the Jazz expired after the 2012-13 season.

According to the Deseret News, Tinsley is a "fitness fanatic" and has been keeping in shape in hopes of receiving that phone call from Utah.

"I’ve been through way tougher things in my life than this," Tinsley said. "I’d do this for free. I’ve been running up and down the court the last four or five months without a job."

Of course, he won't literally play for free.

"They’ve seen me playing in L.A. Fitness (athletic club). They’ve seen me playing in the park. It’s just something I love to do. And I was blessed to get another opportunity and I’m going to take advantage of it."

Tinsley averaged 3.5 points and 4.4 assists in 18 minutes a night but shot a career-low 36.8 percent from the field. While not the player he was in his early years with the Pacers, Tinsley is a veteran point guard who can provide decent minutes off the bench.

Oladipo's path to the NBA discussed in-depth

In a detailed profiling by ESPN's Israel Gutierrez, the Orlando Magic guard revealed the odd relationship he has with his father and the off-beaten path he took to the NBA.

To Oladipo, nothing about his path said NBA. Not his overly skeptical father, who showed support in the most unique of ways. Not a high school career that saw him playing behind his more polished friends until his senior season. Not even his collegiate career that began with way too many losses and ended with a loss that momentarily took all his strength.

Oladipo's story is much different than your typical NBA player. Growing up with a strict father who didn't fully support his basketball endeavors, Oladipo found a basketball godfather in his first AAU coach Kingston Price.

Efficient, strong writing and excellent reporting done here by Izzy.

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