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Nets Trade Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee

06 February 2018

The Bucks have acquired center Tyler Zeller from the Nets, according to ESPN.

Tyler Zeller isn't a big name player, but he is a quality veteran who will add some much needed help to a injury plagued Bucks team. He also has played for Cleveland. His now is putting up 7.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and shooting 54.6 percent from the field in only 16.7 mpg. He is in the final year of a deal that pays him $1.89 million while Zeller makes $1.7 million this season and gets $1.9 million next season. Zeller was in his first season with Brooklyn after spending three seasons (2014-17) with the Boston Celtics, and his first two seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2012-14).

With the Bucks playing in NY on Tuesday, it's possible that Zeller could join up with the team nearly immediately.

Both Milwaukee and Brooklyn can walk away happy from the trade.

Of course, the trade also marks the end of a chapter of recent Bucks history, as Rashad Vaughn, who was selected under somewhat controversial circumstances by the Bucks in 2015, moves on to ply his trade elsewhere.

Should the pick fall anywhere from 31 and 47, it would go to Brooklyn.

Vaughn, now in his third year, has played 22 games in 2017-18 and is averaging 2.7 points, 0.5 assists and 0.8 rebounds per contest. Although he's still only 21, after three years under their watch, it's apparent the Bucks believed that meaningful improvements weren't set to come from Vaughn any time soon.

Nets Trade Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee