HoopsHype Tyler Zeller rumors

November 18, 2014 Updates

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." CSNNE.com

November 9, 2014 Updates

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.” Boston Herald

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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. CSNNE.com

September 28, 2014 Updates

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.” Boston Globe

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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. CSNNE.com

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." CSNNE.com

July 14, 2014 Updates
July 10, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

July 9, 2014 Updates

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