The Knicks announced on Tuesday they've signed center Jeremy Tyler.
New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced that the team has signed free-agent forward Jeremy Tyler. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tyler, 6-10, 260-pounds, holds career averages of 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds over 10.1 minutes in 63 games (23 starts) over two seasons with Golden State and Atlanta. He appeared in 21 games with the Warriors and Hawks last season, recording 22 total points and 20 rebounds over 68 minutes, before finishing the season with Santa Cruz of the NBA D-League.
The San Diego, Calif., native averaged 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds over 17.6 minutes in five games for New York's entry in the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nev. He was originally selected by Charlotte in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft before having his draft rights traded to Golden State. Tyler left San Diego HS, following his junior season, to play internationally with Maccabi Haifa (Israel) and Tokyo Apache (Japan) for two seasons, before becoming draft eligible.
Tyler has shown promise and fills a need for the Knicks at center. It's a bonus he's under the Knicks' average age of 50.
Hey, it's the 14th roster spot. You do what you have to.