Good news, everyone! Jeremy Tyler’s disappearing act finally ended.
After playing limited minutes and providing minimal production in the Golden State Warriors’ first two summer league tilts, second-year forward Jeremy Tyler made an impact against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
In just under 19 minutes (still a surprisingly small amount of on-court time), Tyler tallied 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. He shot 6-for-10 from the field and missed his only free throw attempt. Not exactly a jaw-dropping stat line, but still, it’s an improvement for Tyler.
The most impressive part of Tyler’s best game to date were the highlights, though. Three stand out in particular.
First, Tyler displayed some quickness and athleticism in snaring a steal on defense, spin-dribbling around a defender and taking the ball coast to coast for a dunk. I’d give the dunk about a 4, but the steal and spin were impressive. Check it out here.
Second, Tyler completed what probably has been his most athletic move as an NBA player. In taking a short run-up off a pass and mashing a contested dunk, he actually looked like an NBA power forward. Enjoy that video here.
Finally, Tyler showed some strength in finishing through a foul with a double-clutch layup on the right side. You’ll have to imagine that one.
The glass-half-empty analysis should include Tyler’s goose eggs in the block and assist categories. But overall, he had his best game of the summer by a wide margin and looked like a real NBA player at times. That’s decent progress for Tyler.