Jeremy Tyler: PF of the Future?!

I was watching the Warriors play last night for possibly the second or third time since the Ellis trade and I was shocked by a lot of things. For one thing, the ball movement was something I have not seen in awhile as everyone seemed to have touched the shot on nearly every possession and the rookies seemed extremely comfortable. What I did notice was the size of our big man project Jeremy Tyler. JT3 has showed me great improvement since the last time I've seen him play but I noticed he was not much bigger than guys like Kenneth Faried who is an undersized big in his own right. I think for the benefit of ourselves and Tyler's career, I hope we give him more run at the PF as it seems like more of a natural fit for him.

JEREMY TYLER (C/PF): 6'10, 260lbs


(Doesn't look that much bigger than David Lee right?!)

Height w/o Shoes Height w/shoes Weight Wingspan Standing Reach Body Fat No Step Vert Max Vert Bench Press Lane Agility 3/4 Court Sprint Class Rank
6' 9" 6' 10.5" 262 7' 5" 9' 2.5" 13.4 28.0 33.5 10 11.26 3.29 NA

Looking at Jeremy Tyler's measurements I personally thought of a young Dwight Howard but after watching Jeremy Tyler play a little bit more he reminds me of another young big who he's just a few weeks older than. His name is Derrick Favors. Tyler has the size/athletic ability just like Favors to out hustle certain bigs and the motor to out play most bigs. I've also noticed how Tyler has a nice jumper at the top of the key that he has greatly improved and also a few go to moves in the post that guys like Dwight Howard are still trying to put together. Remember, Jeremy Tyler would only be a sophomore in college right now so tons of upside is still there.

Depending on what we get in the draft and in free agency, I do not mind Tyler being the guy backing up Bogut next year but I feel down the line being David Lee's replacement is the most realistic thing. By the time Tyler's contract is up for renewal, Lee's contract would be much easier to move as it will only have a year or two left on it. If Tyler continues to progress like he has while being able to go through a summer league, an effective off-season and a normal training camp I feel he can be a force in the league. I still feel Cali Native Jeremy Tyler will be one of the biggest steal in that supposedly "weak" draft.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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