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

November 5, 2013 Updates

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said the team might still activate injured 22-year-old forward Jeremy Tyler, who was let go after training camp due to the team's need for healthy big men. Tyler signed a partially guaranteed contract following a strong showing in the NBA's summer league. But he suffered a stress fracture in September that forced him to sit out the entirety of training camp as he rehabbed. The Knicks' developmental-league affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, acquired Tyler Monday, meaning that "if he comes out of [this injury] nicely, he could be in a Knick uniform," said Woodson. Wall Street Journal

November 4, 2013 Updates

As reported here previously, the New York Knicks (via the NBA D-League affiliated Erie BayHawks) have acquired the minor league rights to camp invitee Jeremy Tyler. Though he displayed tremendous potential and a skill set that the Knicks are often in need of during NBA Summer League, an injury kept Tyler sidelined all of training camp. That, coupled with a roster spot granted to Chris Smith, made the big man the odd man out come opening night. Ridiculous Upside

October 31, 2013 Updates

Earlier this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that the Knicks were attempting to acquire recently cut big man Jeremy Tyler's NBA D-League rights. RidiculousUpside.com can now confirm through our own sources that such an attempt is (still) going on. Interestingly enough, however, such a deal wouldn't technically be brokered through the Knicks and Warriors, but rather each one's respective NBADL affiliates. The (Santa Cruz) Warriors own Tyler's rights from last season, when he helped lead the way towards his team's D-League Finals appearance. The tricky question now is, what do the BayHawks have to trade, and what might the Warriors desire back in return to have in Santa Cruz? Erie's best player from last season, Henry Sims, is now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ridiculous Upside

October 28, 2013 Updates

Injured center Jeremy Tyler, cut controversially by the Knicks Friday to make room for J.R. Smith’s brother, Chris Smith, is still rehabbing at the Knicks’ Westchester training facility as the club engages Golden State in talks to obtain his D-League rights, The Post has learned. The 6-10 Tyler, who had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot in early September, is not expected to be able to play until December. The Knicks are hoping when he gets healthy, the Las Vegas summer-league sensation can play for the Knicks’ D-League affiliate, Erie, then possibly be re-signed if his foot hasn’t hampered him. New York Post

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