27-year-old center Tyler Zeller has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Free-agent center Tyler Zeller has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told ESPN.
The deal is guaranteed for the 2017-’18 season, and non-guaranteed for the 2018-’19 season, league sources said.
Zeller was selected 17th overall 2012 by the Dallas Mavericks, who subsequently traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs traded him to the Boston Celtics in the 2014 offseason. Zeller found some success in his first year in Boston but had more or less fallen out of the rotation in his next two seasons. Last year, Zeller averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in just 10.3 minutes per game.
Zeller is one of many Celtics players not to be returning for the 2017-18 season; the C’s are returning just Jaylen Brown, Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier from last season.
Zeller spent four seasons at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, winning one national championship during his time there.