Jeremy Tyler is back…well back at basketball in the D-League at least. Call it what you want, shaking off the rust or whatever you like, but the young talented 22 year-old PF/C is getting his body ready to hopefully rejoin the Knicks on the NBA level.
Will Jeremy get time? I am hoping so, but with the Knicks starting to win some games now, and with STAT showing some signs of life I am not sure the “often” stubborn Woody will look down the bench to call out Jeremy’s name.
He definitely should use him. I think Jeremy needs to learn how to play within a team, and the only way to do that is to give him at least 10 minutes+ a game for the rest of the year. I would actually sign him to a 2-year guaranteed deal to show him that they believe in him, and in the event that he emerges like last years Cope did, the Knicks would have him under contract already saving them from losing another young talent like they have the past few years with Lin and Cope.
Jeremy has the post up skills and the shooting stroke to be an elite player on the NBA level, but the fact that he has not received consistent playing time on any NBA team has been a disservice to his game. He needs that time to develop. NY is the perfect team for him, and he is perfect for them.