HoopsHype Tyler Zeller rumors

January 30, 2013 Updates

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

January 20, 2013 Updates
November 8, 2012 Updates

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

November 6, 2012 Updates
June 29, 2012 Updates

Q. Your mom expressed a great excitement of going to Cleveland. What do you know about Cleveland, if anything? TYLER ZELLER: I don't know much. But I do know that I'm from Indiana, I'm from the Midwest. So it can't be that different, right? I don't know, I've never been there, so I don't know much about it but I know I can handle the winter. As far as the team, I know Kyrie came over and played with us last year multiple times. I think it's going to be a fun team to play with. I think that we are definitely going to get up and down and I love that kind of play. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 28, 2012 Updates

Some team sources said if the Warriors select Drummond, he almost certainly will be used in a trade. Houston reportedly seeks Drummond as its project center, and the Rockets hold pick Nos. 12, 16 and 18. The Warriors would consider trading No. 7 for two of the Rockets' picks and would love to leave the first round after selecting North Carolina center Tyler Zeller and St. John's forward Moe Harkless. San Francisco Chronicle

June 27, 2012 Updates

According to league sources, the Warriors talked to Milwaukee about swapping picks before the Bucks' trade with Houston. The Bucks were said to be considering moving up to secure one of the big men they like. North Carolina products, John Henson and Tyler Zeller, who may not have been available at No. 12, which may be why Milwaukee settled for Dalembert. San Jose Mercury-News

Warriors have also talked with Milwaukee Bucks about moving down to the 12th slot. The Bucks are looking to move up to secure one of the big men they like (John Henson, Tyler Zeller). If Thursday, Milwaukee believes Henson and Zeller will be gone (leaving them stuck with less-ready Meyers Leonard or Jared Sullinger and his back concerns), Bucks GM John Hammond may take the bait. Golden State could get Luc Mbah a Moute in return or even get Ekpe Udoh back. I’ve got to think Mark Jackson would prefer Ekpe Udoh. He had Ekpe playing his best ball before the Warriors (reluctantly) traded him to Milwaukee. Contra Costa Times

What's going on? I think the Cavs are still exploring moving up in the draft. But now it sounds like they're also seriously looking at moving down a few spots if they can pick up additional assets. I've been told that's likely in the 7-10 range, but it's unclear what they could be getting back that would be better than just taking Kidd-Gilchrist, the small forward who sits at No. 2 on the Big Board behind Davis. As for Ross, the Cavs had better get a pick in the top 11 if they want him. If Tyler Zeller is off the board, I believe the Bucks are leaning toward taking Ross at No. 12. ESPN.com

June 26, 2012 Updates

If they keep the pick, they really need help at center, point guard and small forward. Although Rivers doesn't fill any of those positions, I'm told the Hornets have been enamored with him. Tyler Zeller, Jeremy Lamb and Moe Harkless are other possibilities here. ESPN.com

June 25, 2012 Updates

We hear that Tyler Zeller has entered the mix for the Warriors at the 7th pick because Warriors executive Jerry West loves him. Seven seems awfully high for a player that many projected as a mid-late first coming into the season. NBADraft.net

June 24, 2012 Updates

Sources say the Hornets are seriously considering North Carolina 7-foot center Tyler Zeller for their 10th overall pick. Zeller worked out for the Hornets on June 4, along with Illinois center Meyers Leonard, Mississippi State power forward/center Arnett Moultrie and Kentucky power forward Terrence Jones. New Orleans Times-Picayune

The Pistons are clearly looking for a big at No. 9 and have brought in all the guys who might be available to them at that spot. Illinois' Meyers Leonard, North Carolina's Tyler Zeller, North Carolina's John Henson, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Baylor's Perry Jones and Kentucky's Terrence Jones are among those scheduled to go head-to-head in that workout. ESPN.com

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