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Second-year Cavs center Tyler Zeller, who has been practicing following an appendectomy, very well could be available for the season-opener. "I have not been told by doctors he's OK to play Wednesday, but he went through every single (practice) drill," Brown said. FOXSports Ohio

October 25, 2013 Updates

Zeller worked up a sweat Friday while battling one-on-one with roster-cut survivor Henry Sims and then ran on the treadmill. His return from his appendectomy Oct. 11 has been a slow and arduous process, and he is not yet cleared for full-contact practice, he said. But the player who last season averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds is better today than he was yesterday, and that's an improvement. "I'm just glad I'm finally moving a little bit," Zeller said. "I'm able to actually shoot a little bit. I haven't gotten as far as I'd like to. It's been frustrating, but at the same time, also encouraging that I'm starting to get back into it." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Cavs center Tyler Zeller was noncommittal when asked whether he will be back in time for the season opener against the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 30. “I’m talking to the doctors right now and I’m trying to figure it out,” the 7-foot, second-year center said prior to Saturday night’s game. Zeller underwent an emergency appendectomy Oct. 11. He said that he felt some pain and thought that he should get it taken care of. Akron Beacon Journal

October 13, 2013 Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller had his appendix removed after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis Friday, the team announced Saturday morning. No timeline on a return has been set. Appendectomies often require about three weeks out without complication, though Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi missed a month and a half last season because of complications with the same procedure. USA Today Sports

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Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Tyler Zeller knew his brother Cody would be holding a news conference to announce whether he plans to return to Indiana University for his junior year or jump to the NBA. What Tyler Zeller didn’t know was that the announcement would be Wednesday. What Tyler Zeller also doesn’t know — or claims not to know — is if Cody will be a Hoosier next season or a first-round pick. “I haven’t really talked to him since they lost (to Syracuse in the NCAA tournament),” Tyler Zeller said before Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “I talked to him one time and it was very brief, joking around. I haven’t talked to him at all about (staying or going). It’ll be interesting what he does.” Indianapolis Star

Tyler said he had no idea that his younger brother, Indiana University sophomore star Cody Zeller who attended Tuesday's game between the Cavs and Pacers, had scheduled a news conference to announce whether he'll turn pro or return to school. "I don't really keep up," Tyler said, smiling. The two do talk at least once a week, but Tyler said he had not offered his brother much advice this year. "I talked to him last year," Tyler said. "He went through the same thing last year." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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It's true that the pick Brooklyn surrendered in last season's Gerald Wallace trade became Damian Lillard, but it's a misnomer to flatly conclude that the Nets would have wound up with the overwhelming Rookie of the Year favorite instead of Portland had they simply kept the pick. It's believed that the Nets, if they hadn't dealt their lottery pick for Wallace, likely would have drafted Cavs big man Tyler Zeller at No. 6, since point guard -- with Deron Williams presumed to be re-signing -- wasn't a position of prime need. ESPN.com

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