Tyler Zeller RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Stevens is a numbers guy who heavily utilizes analytics. However, Zeller said that Stevens and his staff do a good job providing the necessary information to the players without overwhelming them. “He tells us the pertinent information, but not too much to overload us,” Zeller said.
Jay King: Before the game, Zeller asked Gigi what he does in his free time. Gigi said he reads. Zeller asked what. “Books,” Gigi explained.
Zeller played a season-high 27 minutes off the bench for Boston, scoring 19 points (8-for-9 from the field), a season-high, and grabbing 7 rebounds, tied for a season-high. He also added three assists. Zeller has seen his minutes increase as of late, as he’s hit double-digit minutes in his last five games, and at least 15 minutes in his last four. “Much more comfortable,” Zeller said of how he feels on the court. “I think I’m starting to figure out my teammates as well as my teammates figuring out what I want to do, where I want the ball. They do a great job of getting the ball to me all the time and making my job easy.”
Zeller was also smiling for another reason last night. He suffered a poke in the eye during Friday night’s win over the Pacers that had a particularly uncomfortable result. “My contact lens just went back in my eye,” he said. “We were trying to find it and I couldn’t find it, so someone went out back and found a mirror. Eventually it worked its way back out. The problem is that I could feel my contact back there, I just couldn’t find it. Without my contacts I’m blind. I needed it.”
A. Sherrod Blakely: As expected, Danny Ainge confirms the #Celtics will pick up the options for Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. #Celticstalk
Tyler Zeller is known for running the floor like a 7-foot gazelle. But in the short time he has been in Boston, his new teammates and coaches have seen there’s more to his game. Even head coach Brad Stevens who has known Zeller and his family for years after he tried to recruit Tyler’s older brother Luke to Butler, is seeing a side of the big man he didn’t know existed. “Probably the thing I’ve been, maybe the biggest surprise about Tyler Zeller has been the way he passes the ball,” Stevens said.
The major issue entering training camp is the lack of a veteran presence at center. So far, newcomer Tyler Zeller and second-year player Vitor Faverani are the primary candidates to start. “The funny part is most of you [the media] will be put in a position where you have to name our starting lineup and our rotation and put it down in pencil,” Stevens said. “If you go through it and really put yourself in my shoes, there’s about 150 versions of this that you can go with, more so than last year. And I thought last year we were pretty hard to figure out, so it’s been a fun puzzle to think about but it’s been a puzzle that will figure itself out once we start practice.”
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A. Sherrod Blakely: #Celtics Tyler Zeller has added some weight this summer. Says ideal wt. for him is 270. Says he was @ 250 last yr w/#Cavaliers. #CelticsTalk
Zeller’s agent Sam Goldfeder said his client should also benefit from having a familiarity with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens who recruited both of his brothers. “Coach Stevens is someone the Zeller family thought a great deal about as a man,” Goldfeder told CSNNE.com. “Forget about basketball. Everyone knows he’s a great basketball coach. But they really liked him as a person. He’s a good person and Tyler is also a good person. They share similar values off the court. I think that obviously, Brad expects excellence on the court, discipline, hard work and that’s what Tyler is all about.”
Danny Ainge isn’t all that different than most GMs when it comes to wanting to have lots of options in pulling off deals. That’s why today is significant for the Celtics’ president of basketball operations in his quest to get Boston’s roster in order. Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton, both acquired via trade on July 10, are now eligible to be included in trades in which they can be paired with other Celtics players.
Gary Washburn: Cody Zeller said his brother Tyler is excited about joining #celtics: “We all know coach Stevens really well from his Butler connections. I think it’s a great opportunity for him to play more, it is unique getting traded a few days before you get married.” #Celtics
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have completed a three-team trade with the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics have acquired center Tyler Zeller and a future first-round draft pick from the Cavaliers and guard Marcus Thornton from the Nets. The Nets have acquired Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev while the Cavaliers have acquired a future conditional second round pick from the Celtics and the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic from Brooklyn.
Thornton’s presence throws some worry into the many guards on the Celtics roster who are under non-guaranteed contract. The Celtics have a decision tio make on point guard Phil Pressey, whose $813,482 for next season becomes fully guaranteed on July 15.
Tim Bontemps: Can officially confirm @Marc Stein’s report. Nets get Jack and Karasev for Thornton. Great trade for them.