Though there was no major move at the trade deadline involving Josh Smith, the Atlanta Hawks did make a couple of small moves. One was swapping Anthony Morrow for Dahntay Jones and the second was picking up Jeremy Tyler from the Golden State Warriors. Ken Berger first reported:
Golden State gets a second-round pick each from Atlanta (Jeremy Tyler) and Philadelphia (Charles Jenkins) in its tax-driven salary dumps.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) February 21, 2013
Avid basketball fans may remember Tyler choosing to play basketball overseas rather than attend a college program upon graduating high school. He is the second notable NBA player to do so, following in the steps of Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks. He signed with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Super League in 2009 and then with Tokyo Apache of the Japanese professional basketball league in 2010.
In 2011, he was drafted in the second round by the Charlotte Bobcats, 39th overall, and immediately traded to the Golden State Warriors. He is a 6’10” power forward with high potential but little polish. Tyler may offer something to the Hawks down the road but he probably will not contribute immediately.