HoopsHype Jeremy Tyler rumors

November 6, 2013 Updates

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

October 25, 2013 Updates
October 23, 2013 Updates

Woodson reiterated he is leaning toward waiting on Jeremy Tyler, who rehabbing from a foot surgery and who may not be available until late November. The 6- foot-10 forward made a splash in the Las Vegas summer league. “He’s still patiently going through rehab,’’ Woodson said. “I don’t think we kick him to the curb. We thought so much coming out of summer league. I think at least see it through, see what he has to offer. He’s a young big. Our thought process was to try to develop him.’’ New York Post

September 6, 2013 Updates
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August 26, 2013 Updates

Free-agent center Hamed Haddadi, who worked out for the Knicks on Aug. 16, might not be done with the team yet. A source close to the player says it is "still possible" that Haddadi signs with New York. The Knicks technically have only one roster spot remaining, but C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler both inked partially guaranteed contracts, which means they are not locks to make the official team. ESPN.com

August 14, 2013 Updates

The Knicks and free-agent center Earl Barron, who joined the team late last season, have strong mutual interest, according to a source close to the player. "He wants to be back in New York. There has been a lot of interest, and that's with them and with them to us," the source said. "I think it's just going to be one of those wait situations, where I think the signing of Jeremy Tyler didn't really knock [Barron] out of it, but it slowed the process up for him for sure. But Earl wants to be a Knick. He's waiting for the Knicks to pull the trigger. He thinks that the Knicks will have a chance to win a championship, and he wants to be a part of it." ESPN.com

August 8, 2013 Updates
August 7, 2013 Updates

Ian Begley: #Knicks deal for Jeremy Tyler is for two-years, partially guaranteed, sources say. Both years of deal are partially guaranteed. Twitter @IanBegley

The Knicks have signed free agent big man Jeremy Tyler, the team announced on Tuesday. Tyler, 6-foot-10, had a strong showing with the team in summer league and made an impression on the Knicks' coaches. Contract details were not immediately available, but a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Jared Zwerling that Tyler's deal is for two years. There is a certain point next summer when the second year could become fully guaranteed. ESPN.com

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