Zeller Signing With The Nets

 

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Credit: Brad Mills/USA Today Sports

The Brooklyn Nets finally add some center depth by signing former Celtics center Tyler Zeller to a two-year deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

In addition, the financial terms are not announced yet, but the first year is guaranteed and the second year is not.

The Nets had interest in Zeller after working him out a few days ago, per Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

Also, the 27-year old center did not draw much interest in the open market after being waived by the new and improved Boston Celtics, which the signing of Gordon Hayward resulted in Tyler Zeller losing his roster spot.

Zeller’s was also cut because of his $8MM guaranteed salary for the up and coming season.

Furthermore, the Nets needed Zeller after dealing three big men in Brook Lopez, Andrew Nicholson, and Justin Hamilton via trade. They added Timofey Mozgov in the Brook Lopez trade and drafted Jarrett Allen in the first round to fill the hole at the center position.

The former 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft will compete for solid minutes with those two.

Finally, in 340 career games with the Cavaliers and Celtics, the UNC product has averaged 7.0 PPG and 4.4 RPG with a 77% free throw mark.

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