The Milwaukee Bucks traded Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets for center Tyler Zeller on Monday night. According to ESPN, the second-round pick that is part of the trade is Milwaukee's 2018 selection. It will go to the Nets if it falls between pick Nos. 31-47. If it falls outside that range, it will go to the Phoenix Suns as part of the Eric Bledsoe trade in November and the Nets will get the Bucks' unprotected second-round pick in 2020. Zeller, a seven-foot center who was the 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft out of North Carolina, where he was a teammate of current Bucks center John Henson, has played six NBA seasons and was in his first with the Nets. He did not play in Sunday's game between the Bucks and Nets at the Barclays Center due to a coaching decision. This season, Zeller has appeared in 42 games including 33 starts. He averages 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 54.6% from the field in 16.7 minutes per game. Zeller is on a contract that pays him about $1.7 million this season and about $1.9 million next year, with his 2018-'19 salary being unguaranteed. Considering that the Bucks are in Manhattan to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday and the Nets are in the midst of a four-game home stand, Zeller could join Milwaukee as soon as Tuesday. The trade ends Vaughn's tenure in Milwaukee at 2 1/2 seasons. The 21-year-old, who was the 17th pick in the 2015 draft, had largely been phased out of the Bucks' rotation.
Bucks trade guard Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick to Nets for center Tyler Zeller
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Feb 5