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TYLER ZELLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Can Boston Celtics’ Tyler Zeller Improve in the Absence of Kelly Olynyk?

Tyler Zeller #44 of the Boston Celtics goes to the basket against the Denver Nuggets on February 4, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) This season, the Boston Celtics have seen the emergence of two young centers: Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller. Zeller has been seen as more of a conventional center and rim protector, while Olynyk has...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Starting Brandon Bass over Tyler Zeller Has Worked Out

When Brad Stevens announced that Brandon Bass would be starting over Tyler Zeller before the Blazers game, I was surprised. Sure, the starting five of Turner, Bradley, Crowder, Sullinger and Zeller had struggled, but would replacing Zeller with Bass fix that? Does it make sense to bench a 25-year-old center who has been steadily improving for a 29-year-old power forward who may not...
Via Red's Army
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Center really the biggest problem the Celtics have?

Most Celtics fans will tell you that the first problem we need to address with this team is getting a “rim-protecting center.” I was one of those guys, but it got me wondering how Tyler Zeller stacks up statistically among some of the other centers in the game. So I took all of the centers on current playoff teams in the East Coast and compared their body of work to Tyler Zeller...
Via Red's Army
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller among league's most underrated players?

Seven months ago, Tyler Zeller was trade filler, valued simply as a shedded contract that allowed the Cavaliers to bring LeBron James and Kevin Love to Cleveland. Things have changed a bit since then. The Celtics acquired Zeller, shooting guard Marcus Thornton and a Cleveland first-round pick last July 10 in a three-team deal with the Cavs and Nets. Though Zeller averaged 6.9 points...
Via Celtics Life
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo and Zeller have that lovin’ feeling

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The result was a career-high 24 points on 10-for-11 shooting by Zeller in his fourth straight start. He also grabbed 14 rebounds. Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who continues to base his big-man decisions on matchups...
Via Red's Army
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller Very Excited To Play For Boston Celtics

  At Boston Celtics Media Day 2014, new center, 7 foot-1 inch, Tyler Zeller said that he is very excited to play for the Boston Celtics this season after two years in Cleveland. 
Via CLNS Radio
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Tyler Zeller is looking to bulk up

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. So what can Zeller bring to the C’s? “Just my ability to run the floor,” he said, “just be able to set screens or rolls or pops . . . the length and size I bring defensively I think is something they...
Via Red's Army
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller discusses the wedding present of getting traded to the Celtics

Emily Austen was able to interview new Celtics center Tyler Zeller. Doesn't sound like he's down about missing out on playing with LeBron and the Cavs. Kind of surprised that the Celtics had a press conference for Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, and the immortal Keith Bogans last Summer, but they have yet to introduce Zeller, Marcus Thornton, or Evan Turner. I'm actually rather optimistic...
Via Celtics Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Forsberg: The acquisition of Tyler Zeller could really help Boston

ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg feels that Tyler Zeller coming over to the Celtics could be a big help for Boston in the middle: For the size-deprived Celtics, landing a skilled 7-footer might have been the coup of a risk-free trade that also brought veteran guard Marcus Thornton and Cleveland's 2016 first-round pick. The 24-year-old Zeller, a former first-round selection (17th overall...
Via Celtics Life
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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