The Knicks announced Thursday that reserve forward/center Jeremy Tyler will miss approximately eight-to-10 weeks after undergoing surgery to address a stress fracture in his right foot. Tyler 22 signed a two-year minimum-salary contract in August after playing for New York at the Las Vegas summer league. His 2013-14 salary is only partially guaranteed. Once regarded as one of the top players in his high school class Tyler was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft after skipping his senior year of high school and foregoing college to play professionally in Israel and Japan. The 6-foot-10 260-pound big man spent his rookie season with the Warriors and was traded to the Hawks at the 2013 deadline. He holds career averages of 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds. In Vegas Tyler averaged a team-high 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in five games.
Knicks’ Jeremy Tyler undergoes foot surgery
SI | Sep 6