The New York Knicks announced on Tuesday that they have signed summer league standout Jeremy Tyler.
Tyler raised some eyebrows during summer league with his athleticism and strong post play. Details of Tyler’s deal were not immediately availible, however sources say that the deal is for two years.
During five summer league games with the Knicks Tyler averaged 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. Although his skills are still fairly raw, Tyler has a chance to help the Knicks who are in desperate need of front-court depth after playing most of the 2012 season without a legitimate backup center due to injuires to Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby.
Tyler was originally drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft before being traded to Golden State.
The Knicks remain in the hunt for veteran PG Beno Udrih. In the likely scenario that Udrih does not accept the veterans minimum, the Knicks are bringing Euro League standout Bobby Brown in for a workout with the team on Wednesday.
Brown has until August 15th to opt out of his contract with the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association If Udrih does not make a decision by then, expect the Knicks to sign Brown, who would be a solid change of pace backup at the PG position.