HoopsHype Tyler Zeller rumors


October 20, 2013 Updates

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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The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge -- televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages -- features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Joining Irving from the Sophomore class are: Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats). Davis and Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers). Oregonian

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Rookie Tyler Zeller returned to Cleveland on Wednesday for further evaluation after sustaining a concussion and broken cheekbone when Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan elbowed him in the face in the Cavs' 108-101 win Monday night. In that same game, center Anderson Varejao bruised his right knee in the first quarter. Varejao played through the pain on adrenaline but his knee swelled up later. He sat out Cleveland's game at the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night because of soreness. Cavs coach Byron Scott said it's unclear when either will return. "Tyler was playing great. We know how Andy was playing, unbelievable. You lose not only two of your best players, you lose your size as well," Scott said before his team faced the Warriors. "Again, we just got other guys who are going to come in and try to pick up the slack for what both those guys brought to the table." NBA.com

November 7, 2012 Updates

Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller sustained a left cheek contusion with 5:39 remaining in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He did not return to play and X-rays taken at the Staples Center were negative. He traveled with the team to San Francisco following the game and was re- examined at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where a CT scan revealed a non-displaced fracture of his left orbital bone in his cheek. Sulia

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