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The Knicks have signed free agent big man Jeremy Tyler, the team announced on Tuesday.
Tyler, 6-foot-10, had a strong showing with the team in summer league and made an impression on the Knicks' coaches.
Tyler's deal is a minimum pact for two years and is partially guaranteed. That means if Tyler is still on the Knicks' roster at a certain date this season, the first year of the deal becomes fully guaranteed. If he is still on the Knicks' roster at a certain date after his first season, year two of the deal becomes guaranteed.
Contract details were not immediately available, but a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Jared Zwerling that Tyler's deal is for two years. There is a certain point next summer when the second year could become fully guaranteed.
Tyler 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 13 players under contract.
UDRIH IS TOP PRIORITY; BROWN TO WORK OUT: New York's top free-agent priority remains Beno Udrih, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking.
They will bring in guard Bobby Brown for a workout in New York on Wednesday, a league source said. They will also workout D.J. White, according to a source. Sean May will also join the workout, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork's Jared Zwerling.
The Knicks showed interest in Brown earlier in the summer, working out the former EuroLeague standout in Las Vegas.
Brown has signed a contract with the Dongguan Leopards in China, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein. The deal has an out clause that would allow Brown to sign with an NBA team before Aug. 15. If not, he will be playing in China in 2013-14.
It is believed that the Knicks will not sign another point guard until they hear from Udrih. But Brown's deadline may force them to make a decision.
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The Knicks have signed free agent big man Jeremy Tyler, the team announced on Tuesday. Tyler, 6-foot-10, had a strong showing with the team in summer league and made an impression on the Knicks' coaches.