The Brooklyn Nets are nearing a two-year deal with the former Boston Celtic, Tyler Zeller.
Free agent center Tyler Zeller is finalizing a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 11, 2017
Zeller, now 27 years old, will be on his way to his third team after being drafted into the NBA back in 2012.
He showed decent potential as a rookie, earning All-Rookie Second Team honors, but ultimately failed to capitalize off of his momentum.
As the Brooklyn Nets frantically try to assemble a competent team, Sean Marks attempts to fill one of the team’s largest gaps – the center position.
Due to Tyler’s age, it is unlikely he remains apart of the franchise’s future. Regardless, for the time being, Brooklyn signed what they felt was the best center left on the market.
Brooklyn hopes to receive a low-usage big man to pair alongside young stars, D’Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, and Caris LeVert.
Zeller will bring decent rebounding and veteran leadership from someone who has been around winning cultures.