Via Marc Berman
The Knicks are closely monitoring the situation and intend to re-sign Tyler once they think he’s sharp enough and in good enough shape to contribute. He is a free agent, meaning he can sign elsewhere.
According to a source, the Knicks intend to have Tyler play 3-5 games with Erie before re-signing him. That means he could be a Knick by mid-December.
Tyler was cut in training camp because he was still rehabbing and owner James Dolan wanted to keep J.R. Smith’s brother, Chris Smith, as the 15th man in a highly controversial move that triggered the NBA to hold internal talks about the issue.
This is a move you know I would love. Getting a young PF to join the Knicks and learn his craft is what this team needs. I probably would have signed him to a two-year deal in the off-season and allowed him time to evolve as a player, but the injury he sustained changed everything.
Jeremy is very raw, but the lack of production at the PF spot allows him to step right into a bad team with horrible rotations. Give Jeremy Tyler the chance to learn the game in a Knick uniform. What else do they have to lose?