The Spurs announced yesterday afternoon that the team has signed veteran center Tyler Zeller to a two-year contract. However, they did not announce the specific terms of his new deal.
Standing at seven feet tall, Tyler Zeller has spent his first seven seasons of his career as a journeyman all over the league. Since being drafted with the 17th pick overall in 2012, he has spent time with Cleveland (2012-2014), Boston (2014-17), Milwaukee (2017-18), Brooklyn (2017-18), Atlanta (2018-19), and Memphis (2018-19). For his career, Zeller has averaged 7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
This signing for the Spurs is to add some much-needed depth at the center position. The team announced weeks ago that Lamarcus Aldridge will not be available to play. Spurs’ fans still have to wait and see if Jakob Poeltl’s MCL sprain will be healed before July 31. If Poeltl is unavailable as well, we no doubt will be seeing plenty of Tyler Zeller as the NBA returns to play. However, he not see a ton of playing time. It will be interesting to see what he can bring to the table for the Spurs when play returns.
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