“From all indications, they want him in training camp but no formal negotiations have taken place,’’ John Baker tells the New York Post.
The Knicks have three open roster spots still available and at least two will go to big men who can back up starting center Tyson Chandler. The Knicks may also offer a camp invite to Jerome Jordan after playing with the team in Vegas. Should the Knicks make Tyler an offer, the contract will likely be for two years with a small portion of salary protection for 2013-14.
Ethan Sherwood Strauss
"When I ask about why it didn't work out with Golden State, Tyler mulls for a moment. 'I think I needed ... I think about this every day. I think the situation was weird, being behind so many bigs, having a small window of opportunity. But I can’t say I didn't have opportunity. I had opportunity to play a lot. You know, some people grow out of mentalities. Like I said, I don't want to walk out of situations knowing I should have worked harder.' I ask when the moment of realization came, when he learned that he had to work harder to preserve this career. 'When I was sitting at home,' he says. 'Watching my team playing that I busted my ass for every day playing in the playoffs. That's when I realized.'"