Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tyler out 8-10 weeks following foot surgery
By Ian Begley
NEW YORK -- Knicks power forward Jeremy Tyler underwent surgery to repair the fifth metatarsal on his right foot Thursday and is expected to be out 8-10 weeks, according to the Knicks.
Tyler signed a contract with the Knicks that is not fully guaranteed. This is significant because New York can waive Tyler without paying him a full season's salary. It is unclear if the Knicks have guaranteed a portion of Tyler's contract. If so, they would have to pay him that portion if they were to release him.
Tyler, 6-foot-10, had a strong showing with the team in summer league and made an impression on the Knicks' coaches.
The 22-year-old averaged 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds over 17.6 minutes in five games in the summer league. He was originally selected by Charlotte in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft before having his draft rights traded to Golden State.
Tyler created national headlines when he left San Diego HS after his junior year to play with Maccabi Haifa (Israel) and Tokyo Apache (Japan) for two seasons, before becoming draft eligible.
With Tyler in the fold, the Knicks have 14 players under contract. Though contracts for Tyler and C.J. Leslie are not fully guaranteed.