Former NBA centre a boost for Kings: Ogilvy

UPGRADE: New Kings import Jeremy Tyler. Picture: AAP Image

UPGRADE: New Kings import Jeremy Tyler. Picture: AAP Image

JEROME Randle’s arrival has largely overshadowed that of fellow Kings import Jeremy Tyler, but the addition of the former Golden State Warriors centre hasn’t escaped the attention of Hawks centre AJ Ogilvy.

The Kings answered wide spread calls to recruit a quality big man by adding Tyler, who has 80 NBA games to his name, to their roster.

The 26-year-old managed eight points and four rebounds in 10 minutes on the court in the Kings last-start loss to Melbourne and Ogilvy is expecting he’ll be better for the run.

“I think any time you someone new to your group it’s going to give the group a big boost,” Ogilvy said.

“Having Jeremy at full strength after his first game and having Jerome back in the NBL is going to be big-time for them.

“It’ll be interesting to see how their cohesion is, whether they can bring those guys in and they’ll fit in straight away or whether it’ll take a couple of weeks, or a couple of games. We’re going to push them and find out.”