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Tyler Zeller

28-Year-Old        Milwaukee Bucks

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

6.7

REB

4.6

AST

0.7

STL

0.2

BLK

0.5

2017 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Tyler Zeller in 2017-18. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 7' 0"   WT: 253 lbs   DOB: 1/17/1990  College: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #17 Overall in 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Zeller Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3.64 million contract with the Nets in September of 2017. Traded to the Bucks in February of 2018.

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Tyler Zeller NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 22 CLE 77 26.4 7.9 5.7 1.2 0.5 0.9 0.0 43.8 76.4 1.2 2.1 3.6 0.1 0.0 3.2 7.3 1.6 2.0
2013-14 23 BOS 70 15.0 5.7 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.0 53.8 71.9 0.9 1.5 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.1 1.2 1.7
2013-14 23 CLE 70 15.0 5.7 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.0 53.8 71.9 0.9 1.5 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.1 1.2 1.7
2013-14 23 BOS/CLE 140 15.0 5.7 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.0 53.8 71.9 0.9 1.5 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.2 4.1 1.2 1.7
2014-15 24 BOS 82 21.1 10.2 5.7 1.4 0.2 0.6 0.0 54.9 82.3 0.9 1.8 3.9 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.5 1.9 2.3
2015-16 25 BOS 60 11.8 6.1 3.0 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 47.6 81.5 0.8 1.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.8 1.5 1.8
2016-17 26 BOS 51 10.3 3.5 2.4 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.0 49.4 56.4 0.4 0.8 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.5 3.1 0.4 0.8
2017-18 27 BKN 42 16.7 7.1 4.6 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.2 54.6 66.7 0.8 1.5 3.1 0.6 38.5 3.0 5.5 1.0 1.4
2017-18 27 MIL 24 16.9 5.9 4.6 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.0 59.0 89.5 0.5 2.0 2.7 0.1 0.0 2.6 4.4 0.7 0.8
2017-18 27 BKN/MIL 66 16.8 6.7 4.6 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.2 56.0 72.2 0.7 1.7 3.0 0.4 35.7 2.8 5.1 0.9 1.2
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Tyler Zeller NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 11.0 1.8 2.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 75.0 75.0 0.0 0.2 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 12.8 3.1 3.3 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.0 86.7 83.3 0.3 1.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.5 0.5 0.6
Last 20 Games 20 14.9 4.5 3.9 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.0 60.0 85.0 0.4 1.3 2.6 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.0 0.9 1.0

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Tyler Zeller
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 28 @BOS 112-96 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Apr 26 BOS 97-86 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
Apr 24 @BOS 92-87 10 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Apr 22 BOS 104-102 11 4 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 4 4
Apr 20 BOS 116-92 19 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Apr 17 @BOS 120-106 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Apr 15 @BOS 113-107 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Apr 11 @PHI 130-95 25 8 9 1 0 1 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 6 2
Apr 9 ORL 102-86 21 4 5 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
Apr 7 @NYK 102-115 17 8 5 2 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 4
Apr 5 BKN 111-119 21 8 2 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Apr 3 BOS 106-102 17 8 8 0 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 4 4 4
Apr 1 @DEN 128-125 22 15 5 1 0 0 0 5 8 5 5 0 0 4 1 4
Mar 30 @LAL 122-124 28 2 5 2 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Mar 29 @GSW 107-116 23 7 8 4 2 0 1 2 6 3 4 0 0 2 6 2
Mar 27 @LAC 105-98 14 8 5 2 2 0 0 3 6 2 2 0 0 3 2 1
Mar 25 SAS 106-103 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 23 @CHI 105-118 Did Not Play
Mar 21 LAC 120-127 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mar 19 @CLE 124-117 Did Not Play
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Mar 17 ATL 122-117 Did Not Play
Mar 14 @ORL 126-117 11 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Mar 12 @MEM 103-121 20 8 6 0 0 2 1 3 3 2 3 0 0 1 5 4
Mar 9 NYK 120-112 17 12 6 1 0 0 0 5 9 2 2 0 0 3 3 3
Mar 7 HOU 99-110 Did Not Play
Mar 5 @IND 92-89 Did Not Play
Mar 4 PHI 118-110 20 11 5 0 1 1 0 5 8 1 1 0 0 3 2 3
Mar 2 IND 96-103 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Feb 28 @DET 110-87 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Feb 27 WAS 104-107 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Feb 25 NOP 121-123 11 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
Feb 23 @TOR 119-122 Did Not Play
Feb 15 DEN 123-134 30 14 5 1 0 1 0 7 9 0 0 0 0 2 3 3
Feb 13 ATL 97-92 23 14 8 0 0 2 1 7 9 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
Feb 10 @ORL 104-111 22 4 8 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
Feb 9 @MIA 91-85 14 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Feb 6 @NYK 89-103 6 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
Feb 4 MIL 94-109 Did Not Play
Feb 2 LAL 99-102 Did Not Play
Jan 31 PHI 116-108 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2
Jan 30 @NYK 111-95 Did Not Play
Jan 27 @MIN 111-97 9 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 3
Jan 26 @MIL 116-91 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 3 1 0
Jan 23 @OKC 109-108 15 4 3 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Jan 21 @DET 100-101 16 5 9 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 8 1
Jan 19 MIA 101-95 11 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 2 1 2 1
Jan 17 SAS 95-100 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Jan 15 NYK 104-119 12 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 1
Jan 13 @WAS 119-113 Did Not Play
Jan 12 @ATL 105-110 13 4 4 0 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 2
Jan 10 DET 80-114 13 7 3 2 0 0 1 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 3 1
Jan 8 TOR 113-114 11 5 3 1 0 0 2 2 7 1 2 0 1 1 2 3
Jan 6 BOS 85-87 16 7 5 2 0 3 0 3 5 1 2 0 0 3 2 0
Jan 3 MIN 98-97 13 6 5 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Jan 1 ORL 98-95 13 7 7 0 0 1 0 3 7 0 0 1 1 2 5 3
Dec 31 @BOS 108-105 15 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Dec 29 @MIA 87-111 21 11 7 1 0 2 0 3 6 4 4 1 1 1 6 1
Dec 27 @NOP 128-113 14 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
Dec 26 @SAS 109-97 19 8 8 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 1 2 6 2
Dec 23 @IND 123-119 21 6 7 3 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Dec 22 WAS 119-84 18 8 9 0 0 0 1 3 5 2 2 0 0 5 4 1
Dec 20 SAC 99-104 21 7 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 2
Dec 17 IND 97-109 21 13 4 0 0 0 1 5 9 2 3 1 1 2 2 2
Dec 15 @TOR 120-87 15 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Dec 14 NYK 104-111 24 9 8 1 0 0 1 4 5 1 1 0 1 1 7 1
Dec 12 WAS 103-98 23 12 8 1 0 1 2 5 10 2 3 0 2 1 7 4
Dec 9 MIA 89-101 22 12 7 0 0 0 2 6 9 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Dec 7 OKC 100-95 20 11 8 0 0 1 1 4 6 3 4 0 1 1 7 3
Dec 4 @ATL 90-110 16 7 9 0 0 1 2 3 4 1 2 0 0 3 6 1
Dec 2 ATL 102-114 24 9 5 0 0 1 2 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 5 2
Nov 29 @DAL 104-109 22 9 7 4 2 0 3 4 6 1 3 0 0 2 5 2
Nov 27 @HOU 117-103 17 10 1 3 0 1 0 4 6 1 1 1 2 1 0 1
Nov 26 @MEM 88-98 20 7 5 0 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 1 1 3 2 4
Nov 24 POR 125-127 19 10 3 1 0 1 0 4 8 2 2 0 1 3 0 2
Nov 22 @CLE 119-109 21 7 7 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 5 1
Nov 19 GSW 111-118 16 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
Nov 17 UTA 118-107 24 7 5 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 0 0 2 3 2
Nov 14 BOS 102-109 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @UTA 114-106 Did Not Play
Nov 10 @POR 97-101 Did Not Play
Nov 7 @DEN 112-104 28 21 5 0 1 1 0 8 10 5 6 0 0 0 5 3
Nov 6 @PHO 92-98 17 12 3 0 0 1 1 5 7 2 4 0 0 3 0 0
Nov 3 @LAL 124-112 19 9 1 1 0 2 2 4 7 1 3 0 1 1 0 2
Oct 31 PHO 114-122 17 4 4 0 1 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
Oct 29 DEN 111-124 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 0
Oct 27 @NYK 107-86 10 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Oct 25 CLE 112-107 Did Not Play
Oct 24 @ORL 125-121 Did Not Play
Oct 22 ATL 116-104 Did Not Play
Oct 20 ORL 126-121 Did Not Play
Oct 18 @IND 140-131 Did Not Play
Tyler Zeller Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Tyler Zeller – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Center

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2.  Thon Maker

3.  Tyler Zeller

4.  D.J. Wilson

5.  Marshall Plumlee

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True Shooting Percentage

59.8%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Tyler Zeller has a true shooting percentage of 59.8%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

Tyler Zeller NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 22 CLE 77 36.0 10.8 7.8 1.7 0.6 1.2 0.0 43.8 76.4 1.7 2.8 4.9 0.1 0.0 4.3 9.9 2.1 2.8
2013-14 23 BOS 70 36.0 13.7 9.7 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 53.8 71.9 2.1 3.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.0 3.0 4.2
2013-14 23 CLE 70 36.0 13.7 9.7 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 53.8 71.9 2.1 3.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.0 3.0 4.2
2013-14 23 BOS/CLE 140 36.0 13.7 9.7 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.0 53.8 71.9 2.1 3.5 6.1 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.0 3.0 4.2
2014-15 24 BOS 82 36.0 17.3 9.7 2.4 0.4 1.1 0.0 54.9 82.3 1.6 3.0 6.6 0.0 0.0 7.1 12.9 3.2 3.9
2015-16 25 BOS 60 36.0 18.5 9.0 1.5 0.5 1.1 0.0 47.6 81.5 2.3 3.1 5.9 0.0 0.0 7.0 14.7 4.5 5.5
2016-17 26 BOS 51 36.0 12.2 8.5 2.9 0.5 1.4 0.0 49.4 56.4 1.4 2.9 5.6 0.1 0.0 5.3 10.8 1.5 2.7
2017-18 27 BKN 42 36.0 15.4 9.9 1.4 0.4 1.1 0.5 54.6 66.7 1.8 3.2 6.7 1.3 38.5 6.4 11.7 2.0 3.1
2017-18 27 MIL 24 36.0 12.5 9.8 1.7 0.6 1.2 0.0 59.0 89.5 1.1 4.2 5.7 0.2 0.0 5.5 9.3 1.5 1.7
2017-18 27 BKN/MIL 66 36.0 14.3 9.9 1.5 0.5 1.1 0.3 56.0 72.2 1.5 3.6 6.3 0.9 35.7 6.1 10.8 1.9 2.6
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Tyler Zeller NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2012-13 22 CLE 77 2033 610 438 96 35 70 0 43.8 76.4 95 159 279 4 0.0 245 559 120 157
2013-14 23 BOS 70 1049 399 282 36 18 38 0 53.8 71.9 60 103 179 1 0.0 156 290 87 121
2013-14 23 CLE 70 1049 399 282 36 18 38 0 53.8 71.9 60 103 179 1 0.0 156 290 87 121
2013-14 23 BOS/CLE 140 2098 798 564 72 36 76 0 53.8 71.9 120 206 358 2 0.0 312 580 174 242
2014-15 24 BOS 82 1731 833 465 113 18 52 0 54.9 82.3 76 146 319 0 0.0 340 619 153 186
2015-16 25 BOS 60 710 364 178 29 10 22 0 47.6 81.5 46 62 116 0 0.0 138 290 88 108
2016-17 26 BOS 51 525 178 124 42 7 21 0 49.4 56.4 20 43 81 1 0.0 78 158 22 39
2017-18 27 BKN 42 703 300 194 28 8 21 10 54.6 66.7 35 63 131 26 38.5 125 229 40 60
2017-18 27 MIL 24 406 141 111 19 7 14 0 59.0 89.5 12 47 64 2 0.0 62 105 17 19
2017-18 27 BKN/MIL 66 1109 441 305 47 15 35 10 56.0 72.2 47 110 195 28 35.7 187 334 57 79
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Tyler Zeller NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2012-13 22 CLE 77 26.4 48.6 43.8 11.7 11.6 1.0 10.4
2013-14 23 BOS 70 15.0 58.1 53.8 8.2 13.7 0.6 7.8
2013-14 23 CLE 70 15.0 58.1 53.8 8.2 13.7 0.6 7.8
2013-14 23 BOS/CLE 140 15.0 58.1 53.8 8.2 13.7 0.6 7.8
2014-15 24 BOS 82 21.1 59.4 54.9 12.7 8.5 1.5 13.3
2015-16 25 BOS 60 11.8 53.9 47.6 7.0 11.2 0.6 6.4
2016-17 26 BOS 51 10.3 50.8 49.4 17.7 8.4 2.1 5.0
2017-18 27 BKN 42 16.7 58.7 56.8 8.8 11.0 0.8 9.3
2017-18 27 MIL 24 16.9 62.2 59.0 13.2 8.3 1.6 9.8
2017-18 27 BKN/MIL 66 16.8 59.8 57.5 10.2 10.2 1.0 9.5
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Tyler Zeller: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Zeller will get the start at center for Friday's Game 3 against the Celtics, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

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Zeller mustered eight points (4-5 FG) and two rebounds during the Bucks' 119-111 home loss to Brooklyn.

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Zeller will start at center for Friday's game against the Lakers.

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Zeller (back) has been cleared to play Wednesday against the Clippers, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.

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Zeller (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Zeller (back) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Cavaliers.

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Zeller is dealing with back soreness and has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Hawks, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Zeller totaled eight points (3-3 FG, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, and two blocks in 20 minutes during Monday's 121-103 win over the Grizzlies.

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Zeller (back) will be available for Friday's game against the Knicks, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.

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Zeller is (back) listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

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Zeller (back) took part in portions of Thursday's practice, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Zeller (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

There was no outlook written for Tyler Zeller.

2016-17

Zeller suffered the consequences of playing on one of the league's deepest teams last season, as he finished with averages of 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 11.8 minutes per game, by far a career low. After beginning the year as the Celtics' starting center, Zeller quickly moved to a bench role, at times falling out of the rotation altogether as coach Brad Stevens opted to roll with Amir Johnson as the primary center. Zeller saw regular playing time off the bench after the All-Star break, but topped 20 minutes on only four occasions. While his per-minute numbers were on par with those of his previous season, the drastic decline in court time limited Zeller's utility in most fantasy formats. Given the role reduction, most assumed Zeller would head elsewhere in free agency, but he opted to re-sign with the Celtics in July for $16 million over two years. Zeller remains a solid option off the bench, but he's unlikely to take on much larger of a role in 2016-17 after the Celtics added Al Horford in free agency.

2015-16

In moving from Cleveland to Boston last summer, Zeller had his best season in his short three-year career. The former Tar Heel played in all 82 games and increased his scoring (5.7 to 10.2 points per game), free throw shooting (72 to 82 percent) and rebounding (4.0 to 5.7 per game). He also started 59 games due to the Celtics' desperate need for even moderate rim protection. Zeller's modest 0.6 blocks per game ranked second on the team. The concern is that Zeller's 2014-15 season may be his ceiling. This season, Zeller will face stiffer competition for minutes due to the Celtics' offseason acquisitions of David Lee and Amir Johnson. Expect coach Brad Stevens to continuously mix and match frontcourt lineups that will include a healthy dose of Zeller, Lee, Johnson, Jared Sullinger, and Kelly Olynyk. Stevens does a great job of changing lineups to frustrate opponents, but the approach also frustrates fantasy players. Expect Zeller to rotate in and out of the starting lineup and see his 21 minutes per game drop. Likewise, the Celtic rotation will probably again change drastically at the February trade deadline, whn GM Danny Ainge could leverages his bevy of assets to upgrade the roster. Where that will leave Zeller for the second half of the season is yet to be determined.

2014-15

After the Celtics flirted with trading for Kevin Love in the offseason, Zeller's acquisition is what could be called an underwhelming consolation prize. But the former Cavalier gives Boston much-needed size at center and is positioned to be their non-draft acquisition with the most impact. The Celtics were starving for a center last season, often using Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk out of position. In Zeller, the 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft, they get a big who can run the floor, shoot, and defend the rim. The Cavs weren't looking to get rid of him until it became clear they needed the space to sign LeBron James. In 70 games for Cleveland last season, Zeller averaged 5.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks in 15 minutes per game. He's a serviceable young player that wouldn't start for every team but will have the opportunity to compete for the top spot in Boston. Though he's a bit raw, the Celtics can afford to give him the space needed to develop, even as a backup to Sullinger.

2012-13

Zeller had a solid career at North Carolina before being chosen with the 17th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by Dallas before being sent to Cleveland. Zeller has size but despite that fact, he only averaged 9.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game his senior season. His upside is limited, but most folks think he can become a respectable starting center in this league. He will get enough playing time to pull down a handful of rebounds per game while swatting the occasional shot, but his points totals should not be all that special.