Warriors buy 2nd-rounder from Bobcats, take Tyler
Thursday, June 23, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have purchased Charlotte's second-round pick and selected former San Diego high school star Jeremy Tyler 39th overall.
Tyler dropped out of high school to play overseas, but struggled in Israel before moving on to Japan. He recently turned 20, making him eligible for the draft.
In need of size, the Warriors are gambling 6-foot-11 Tyler can overcome inexperience to become a solid presence inside.
Thursday's move marked the second time in three years the Bobcats sold a second-round pick.