Tyler Zeller: C
Tyler Zeller was a very solid and underrated pickup in the middle of the season. On Feb. 5, Milwaukee shipped shooting guard Rashad Vaughn and a 2018 second-round pick in exchange for Zeller.
Zeller provided some much-needed center depth for the Bucks behind John Henson and initially Thon Maker before overtaking him down the stretch of the regular season.
Even though he’s not known for his strength, he immediately became the strongest big man Milwaukee had and provided them some beef down low. In 24 games, he registered 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
He’s not an overly skilled player and won’t take any attention on defense. However, he understands his role and plays hard even though he has a limited skill set. Zeller’s probably best meant to be a third big on a roster instead of the main guy you’re relying on to play backup minutes. Still, he filled in admirably when called upon this season.