A pair of former UNC teammates were reunited Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets traded center Tyler Zeller to the Milwaukee Bucks–where he will join a frontcourt that includes John Henson.
The Bucks sent former first-round draft choice–guard Rashad Vaughn–to the Nets along with a 2018 second round draft pick in exchange for Zeller.
After struggling to get much playing time off the bench the last two seasons for the Boston Celtics, Zeller has started 33 of the 42 games he’s played in for the Nets this season–averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in just over 16 minutes per game.
In Milwaukee, he will likely compete with Henson for minutes at the center position.
While starting alongside Henson at UNC in 2012, Zeller was named the ACC Player of the Year.
The Bucks will be his fourth NBA team in six seasons, in addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics and the Nets.
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