Hawks Waive Jeremy Tyler

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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Albert Smith
2 years 8 months ago

Does Jeremy Tyler interest any spurs fans out there besides me, even though he’s not been seen on the court alot this year? I always thought that from the limited film on him I saw he could potentially become a Derrick Favors type of player in the right situation and since Atlanta just waved him if there were any fellow spurs fans would welcome him to the family if indeed there was a mutual interest at the right price. Seeing as how he’s without a team I’d imagine he’d jump at the opportunity especially given the history of the franchise… Read more »

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