Jeremy Tyler Returns from the Grave?
I only caught the highlights, but in Summer League, Jeremy Tyler finally looks aggressive and like he's finally ready to live up to some of his potential. Especially Friday's game. If you caught that game, did he look that awesome all game?
I'd be surprised if he didn't make the Knicks, and a little more surprised if he got legit play time. But it seams like he' finally serious.
Tyler isn't a huge need for the Knicks right now, but we'll gladly take him. He is still young enough to be considered a 'prospect', and NYK needs those badly.
a athletic big is something the knicks would love to have and i remember jeremy being a top player out of highschool so to get him for cheap would be great.
But to answer your question, idk i didnt see the game so im just as curious as you. Somebody that seen it speak on it please.
He just turned 22 last month. I wouldn't call this "returning from the grave". The kid needs coaching. So what?
He looked like the same player, wild, out of control, playing in a style that's not going to be desirable by NBA teams. His numbers looked good but it's summer league. The out of control spin moves, the driving to the basket from 16 feet and barrelling into people--he has to know his limitations. He also continued to commit a bunch of stupid fouls on defense. His basketball IQ is way to low to be a NBA player.
No,its not a return from the dead,becuz his pro career never was alive..
I would call it a Birth........He was 1 of those high schoolers that was so much bigger and more athlete then his peers.....But he didnt know how to play the game the right way..And he also had to deal with his immaturities......He's learned from his mistakes,while at the same time he's learning how to play the game..He could make someone's team as the 3rd big.....
He just turned 22 and he have yet to play his best basketball...
I think going to europe and japan helped him mature and that was a good decision. he has failed in israel, developed in japan been drafted, been sent down to the nbdl, been traded, and been cut by the nba and been working for a call up from the nbdl, played in the nba summer league looking for an nba team all before his would be senior year of college. I would say that was a good decision to go through all of that than play in college.
I don't think he's ready to come out of the D-League yet. He needs to continue to polish his offensive game and emerge as a fully-formed post-player, not a guy who will live off put-backs, but who can be a presence inside. You don't learn that as the 3rd C for an NBA team, much better to be 1st option in D-League.
Places that wouldnt be bad for him to sign a 1 or 2 year deal:
Utah: Favors and Kanter will start but they need depth behind them, Gobert is too raw, and Biedrins is always injured
Dallas: Dirk and Delembert start but they have no big depth, James is still developing, Crowder is small, and Wright hasnt signed back yet
Chicago: He wont get much time if any at all, but he has a lot of people he can learn from and can compete with Nazr Moahammed to be Noah's back up, but coming here would be more about learning from the players they have and the great coaching staff
I saw a big leap not only in productivity but in attitude. He was busting his a$$ when he was on the floor and sounded like he was a leader on the team during interviews. He clearly got in much better shape, showed better body language, had high praise for other teammates and seemed to be playing inspired.
I think it was good for his career that he got cut because now he knows that if he doesnt show up and bust his a$$ he wont have a job.
I Just posted this on Youtube today. Going through the Knicks Summer League games
The footage makes him seam like a 1st year player with a lot of talent.
Physically he has NBA talent. Im going to do another game or 2 but from this he didnt quite look like an NBA player to me and playing professionally already for 4 years that isnt good. His positioning for rebounding was really bad. He traveled obviously a few times in the post that werent called. Positives though he has a really nice handle for a big guy better then the Majority of NBA bigs.His face up game is good , shooting stroke looks nice.He competes and plays hard especially offensively . I just wish he had a better Basketball IQ because I think he could be a big help on the boards. I dont know if sending him back to the D League will help him.If the Knicks can keep him at the end of the bench. Let him work around a guy like Tyson Chandler it would do him a world of good I believe.
I haven't been following Tyler that much recently so this is good news because he showed promise when given opportunities for Golden State especially during the tail-end of the 11-12 season when the Warriors started blooding their young players *cough* tanking job *cough* anyway as a garbage time bigman who can soak up advice, he's worth taking a punt on.