INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The agent for Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley expects the NBA Players Association to file a grievance against the team because it refuses to play or waive him or to buy out his contract so he can sign with another team.

Tinsley has not played this season and has not been allowed to practice with the team. He is still listed on the Indiana roster, but team president Larry Bird has consistently said the Pacers have no intention of bringing him back.

Agent Raymond Brothers tells The Indianapolis Star that Tinsley wants the situation resolved so he can resume his career.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 19. reports the players association is preparing to file a grievance within the next week.

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