In the most over-hyped trade deadline since, well, last year when Dwight Howard didn't get traded, the Atlanta Hawks made two minor moves. The first was to swap Anthony Morrow for Dahntay Johnes, and the second was to add center Jeremy Tyler from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a second-round pick per CBS Sports' Ken Berger.
Golden State gets a second-round pick each from Atlanta (Jeremy Tyler) and Philadelphia (Charles Jenkins) in its tax-driven salary dumps.
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
The Hawks were looking to add one more player to the roster and the Warriors were desperate to unload salaries in order to get under the tax line. Tyler, 6-foot-10, is in his second season after being drafted in 2011 by the Charlotte Bobcats. Tyler played two years in Israel rather than playing college ball (he was committed to Louisville) and has never made an impact on an NBA roster. He has averaged 3.2 minutes per game in 20 games played this season. Tyler will provide another body should one of the Hawks big men go down with injury.