NBA trade deadline: Warriors deal Charles Jenkins, Jeremy Tyler

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

The Golden State Warriors traded Jeremy Tyler and Charles.

The Golden State Warriors unloaded the small contracts of second-year pros Jeremy Tyler and Charles Jenkins in order to remain below the luxury tax threshold. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that Golden State shipped Tyler to the Atlanta Hawks and Jenkins to the Philadelphia 76ers, and in return the Warriors received a second-round pick from each team.

Golden State's winning ways and depth pushed the young duo almost completely out of the rotation despite both players showing promise as rookies. According to Marcus Thompson of The Contra Costa Times, the move saved the Warriors $1.5 million, just more than the $1.2 million needed to get below the luxury tax line.

Tyler, 21, who skipped his senior year of high school to go pro overseas several years ago, had played sparingly in a loaded front court. The 6'10, 240-pound big man had played in 20 games and in just 3.2 minutes per game -- that came after a season where Tyler averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 42 games as a rookie.

Likewise, Jenkins' playing time plummeted after the Warriors signed backup point guard Jarrett Jack in the offseason. The 23-year-old Hofstra product averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 assists as a rookie. The point guard was averaging 1.7 points per game in only six minutes a night.

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