The Warriors are sending one of their rookies to the NBA Development League. Forward Chris Wright – and not Jeremy Tyler – is head to play for the Dakota Wizards.
Wright, signed as a free agent on Dec. 12, has appeared in just five games this season. He totaled 5 points and 4 rebounds in 16 minutes. It makes sense that the rookie out of Dayton is headed to the D-League. A super athlete who has the raw skills the Warriors like, he needs game experience more than anything.
Tyler, on the other hand, has game experience having played in Israel and China. What he needs is to learn the NBA game. Coach Mark Jackson said he has been happy with Tyler’s progress, which is why he rewarded Tyler with a season-high 8 minutes on Wednesday. The way Tyler played, I wouldn’t be surprised if he saw more such spurts.