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Tyler Zeller
Tyler Zeller
Position: C-F
Born: 01/17/90
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $2,616,975
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.”
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.