Kings waive Jeremy Tyler

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The Knicks acquired Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Kings this summer, in exchange for Wayne Ellington and Jeremy tyler, along with getting restrictions removed on a second round pick already in Sacramento’s possession.

For the Knicks, this was about adding depth.

“One of our goals was to find ways to balance the roster out from a position standpoint a little better and then also to provide us depth across all positions,” GM Steve Mills said on a conference call at the time, via the New York Daily News.

For the Kings, this was about roster flexibility above all else.

Neither player acquired in the deal will be on Sacramento’s roster for next season; Ellington was waived previously, while Tyler was waived on Saturday, via Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

The Kings improved the status of a future draft pick in the deal, and got rid of guys who don’t fit with the team’s long-term rebuilding plans. Tyler and Ellington, meanwhile, are both interesting enough to land a training camp invite (at minimum) with another team before the season begins.