HoopsHype Jeremy Tyler rumors

December 30, 2013 Updates

As the Knicks negotiate a deal to re-sign big man Jeremy Tyler and have him for Monday’s practice, the team is expected to release point guard Chris Smith to make room on the 15-man roster, according to an NBA source. The Knicks likely will announce the Tyler signing Monday. Smith was kept as the 15th man over the rehabbing Tyler during training camp in a controversial maneuver. Most NBA scouts consider Smith a D-League player and coach Mike Woodson admitted his brother J.R. Smith’s presence on the Knicks’ roster was a factor. New York Post

Chris Smith was playing with the Knicks’ D-League affiliate Erie until two weeks ago when the Knicks promoted him because of their point-guard crisis. Smith has already pocketed his $472,000 guarantee and they can still monitor him in Erie as an NBA free agent. “I think it’s going to be [Smith],’’ a person familiar with the Knicks thinking said. “That’s been the plan.” New York Post

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Chandler is expected back within 10 days — on pace to return by the late end of a 4-6-week timetable. He was their best player before breaking his leg in the season’s fourth game. The Knicks also may re-sign Jeremy Tyler in about a week as he shakes off rust in the D-League. New York Post

December 4, 2013 Updates

The Knicks are closely monitoring the situation and intend to re-sign Tyler once they think he’s sharp enough and in good enough shape to contribute. He is a free agent, meaning he can sign elsewhere. New York Post

December 3, 2013 Updates

Coming off an injured foot, Jeremy Tyler made his return to the D-League and his debut with the Erie BayHawks. He appeared rusty, scoring 9 points on 4-of-10 shooting in 29 minutes of play, while turning the ball over 5 times. The BayHawks remain winless at 0-3. It is possible that Tyler, 22, will be reassigned to the New York Knicks in the near future. They are in need of a capable big-man after former Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler went down with a broken fibula. SI.com

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The need for 6-foot-10 forward/center Jeremy Tyler to rejoin the Knicks in December has grown mightily given the uncertain status of center Tyson Chandler. Knicks coach Mike Woodson confirmed the injured Tyler “could be a wearing a Knick uniform’’ after he gets his feet wet in the D-League with the team’s Erie affiliate — and that was before Chandler’s knee injury. “I think we got to keep an eye on him,’’ Woodson said. “He was a good prospect for us in the summer league. That’s why we were high on him getting to vet camp. Then unfortunately he had the foot problem. I think that we rehab him and keep close tabs on him, just to see how he develops. If he comes along nicely, who knows, he could be wearing a Knick uniform. We just got to wait the course.’’ Erie obtained Tyler’s D-League rights Monday from Santa Cruz, allowing the Knicks to rehab him at their Tarrytown facility. New York Post

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