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Sacramento Kings waive Jeremy Tyler

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The Kings officially waived Jeremy Tyler, as expected.

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The Sacramento Kings have announced that they officially waived Jeremy Tyler on Saturday.  Tyler was acquired by the Kings from the New York Knicks in the deal that unloaded Travis Outlaw and Quincy Acy.

The Sacramento Kings had previously waived Wayne Ellington, who had also been acquired in the same deal.  At the time of the trades, Sam Amick explained that both players were expected to be waived by Sacramento.

Tyler initially caught attention for skipping his senior year of high school, and playing internationally instead of attending college.  Tyler entered the NBA in 2011, but has struggled to make a consistent impact.  There was some speculation that the Kings might keep Tyler due to their lack of depth behind DeMarcus Cousins.  The Kings currently have Jason Thompson and Sim Bhullar as the only players who can play consistent minutes at center.

Waiving Tyler frees the Kings of Tyler's unguaranteed salary, which Sham Sports reports was $948,163.