Nizhny Novgorod added a defensive presence and some leadership by signing veteran swingman Tarence Kinsey on Monday to a one-year deal. Kinsey (2.00 meters, 30 years old) comes off a stellar season with Partizan NIS Belgrade, which was fifth Euroleague campaign. He averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague contests before his season was cut short by injury.
Kinsey began his Euroleague career with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the 2007-08 season. After one season in the NBA with Cleveland, he returned to Istanbul for two more seasons with Fener before spending the 2011-12 campaign with Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Kinsey has since played for Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy and Unicaja Malaga in Spain. He has also played for Memphis in the NBA. Kinsey helped Fenerbahce win three Turkish League – 2008, 2010, 2011 – and two Turkish Cup titles – 2010, 2011 – in his three seasons with the club. He also reached the Turkish League finals with Efes in 2012.