Tyler Zeller

Brooklyn Nets Sign Tyler Zeller to Two-Year Contract

Former UNC standout forward Tyler Zeller agreed Monday to a two-year contract with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, a deal which will allow him to pursue his sixth season in the league. The second year of the contract is not guaranteed, according to a league source. After averaging 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game with the Boston Celtics in 2014-15–both career highs–Zeller has seen his production fall off over the last couple years. He was waived by the Celtics this past offseason, coming off a campaign in which he contributed just 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per night in...

Read More

Boston Celtics Waive Tyler Zeller

Prior to their big-time free agent signing of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward on Tuesday, the Boston Celtics were forced to make a few moves in order to clear up the necessary salary cap space. As a result, Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge decided Sunday to waive former UNC standout Tyler Zeller–who was set to make $8 million this upcoming season. That money would have been guaranteed to Zeller had the team let him stay on the roster for another day. The 7-foot center played just 10 minutes per game with Boston last season, while posting averages of 3.5 points...

Read More

NBA Free Agency: The Tar Heel Round-Up

UPDATED on Friday, July 15, 2016   The sports world was brought to its knees on the fourth of July when former Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant announced his intentions to sign with the Golden State Warriors in free agency–adding yet another layer to what was already the NBA’s most talented team. Durant’s spotlight-stealing moment came just days after the Memphis Grizzlies re-signed point guard Mike Conley–a solid starter, albeit one that’s never made an All-Star Game–to the largest contract in NBA history (five years, $153 million). A dramatic increase in the league’s salary cap caused by the league’s new...

Read More