Knicks Sign Jeremy Tyler To Two-Year Deal

After a standout performance in summer league with the Knicks, Jeremy Tyler has signed with the club, the team announced today.  It will be a two-year deal, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).  Shams Charania of RealGM hears that it will be a partially-guaranteed deal "signifying the organization’s commitment for him to be part of the short- and long-term future".

The forward/center received a training camp invite from the Knicks back in mid-July and it appeared at the time that the big man would be receiving a minimum salary, non-guaranteed one-year pact.  Tyler averaged 12.8 PPG and 6.4 RPG for the Knicks in summer league, showing firm post moves against decent competition.

As a high school talent, Tyler was once believed to be one of the more promising big men in his age group.  The big man made waves when he decided to forgo his final year at San Diego High School and a commitment to Louisville to instead play professionally in Israel until he was eligible for the NBA Draft.  Tyler wound up being the No. 39 pick in the 2011 Draft and spent more time playing for the Warriors' D-League affiliate than their varsity squad.  He was traded to the Hawks at this year's trade deadline but his time there was short-lived, leading him back to the D-League.

Tyler is represented by Gabe Giordano, according to the Hoops Rumors Agency Database.

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