Hawks do not re-sign Zeller after 10-day deal expires

Former Nets center Tyler Zeller appeared in two games with the Hawks earlier this season.

The Atlanta Hawks did not re-sign Tyler Zeller following the expiration of his 10-day contract, sending the veteran center back into free agency.

Zeller signed with the Hawks on March 8. His contract expired Monday night, and the Hawks opted to sign big man Deyonta Davis to a 10-day contract instead.

Zeller, 29, appeared in just two games with the Hawks and did not score.

“We’ve had teams talking to me all year,” Zeller told Amico Hoops last week. “Obviously, I want to play. I want to be a part of something.”

Zeller was drafted the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 17 overall pick in 2012. He spent his first two seasons the Cavs before being traded to the Boston Celtics in 2014.

He played a total of 66 games last season with the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets last season, averaging 6.7 points and 4.6 rebounds, shooting a career-best 56-percent from the field. The 7-footer and brother of Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller had not played in the NBA this season until he signed with the Hawks.