Tsintsadze is another product of the CSKA juniors (he played there with the likes of Shabalkin or Kurbanov), and a typical presence in the Georgian youth teams; indeed, we did cover his performance at the U-18 European Junior Championship in 2004. From what we saw then, he seems to have improved in some areas of his game, but still has ways to go. He still looks like a promising prospect with very good tools even for pro competition, thanks to his 6-4 well-built body (although still a bit skinny) and nice athleticism. Tsintsadzes one-on-one skills remain pretty effective. He takes advantage of nice handles and notable quickness to beat defenders, while he easily finds the open man on the court. He seems to have settled his game down a little bit, as he used to get out of control too often. Now he is more patient, trying not to force the issue, and not looking for the unnecessary flashy assist. He still gets out of control every once in a while, but it isn't as big of an issue as it once was. He has never been a good shooter, and still lacks consistency from the long range area, while his mechanics are not the most solid ones. Besides, hes too much of a static player off the ball, just waiting for his teammats to feed him. However, he actively helps on the defensive glass.
The level of competition Tsintsadze faces is not the best in the continent, but its a move in the right direction. He doesnt look to be much of a serious draft candidate at this point but we shouldnt rule it out if he continues to blossom in the next year and a half.