Hawks Waive Jeremy Tyler

March 6 2013 at 9:07am CDT By Luke Adams

The Hawks have released Jeremy Tyler, the team announced today in a press release. Tyler had appeared in just one game for Atlanta since the club acquired him from the Warriors at last month's trade deadline.

Although Tyler was a Hawk for less than two weeks, Atlanta didn't pay a real price to acquire him. The Warriors sent Tyler to the Hawks and Charles Jenkins to the Sixers to get out of the luxury tax — the deal with Philadelphia reportedly involved Golden State sending the Sixers more than enough cash to cover Jenkins' rest-of-season salary, and acquiring a second-round pick with heavy protection, so I'd assume the Tyler trade was similarly structured.

Tyler, 21, will become a free agent assuming he clears waivers. The Warriors won't be able to re-sign him, but the big man will be eligible to sign with any other NBA team. Meanwhile, the Hawks now have 14 players under contract, opening up a roster spot in the move.

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