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Free agent center Tyler Zeller has agreed to a two-year contract with the remade Brooklyn Nets, according to a report from ESPN.
Zeller, 27, spent the previous three seasons with the Boston Celtics, and two before that with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He is likely to share the pivot duties with Timofey Mozgov, obtained in the trade with the Los Angeles Lakers for Brook Lopez. (The Nets also landed promising guard D’Angelo Russell in that deal.)
Zeller joins a Nets team that could potentially have four starters who are playing for the franchise for the first time — Russell, Mozgov, shooting guard Allen Crabbe (via Portland) and small forward DeMarre Carroll. Zeller figures to be a part of the rotation.
Zeller averaged a career-low 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 51 games last season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers own the Nets’ first-round draft pick in 2018.