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The Spurs sign center Tyler Zeller for the remainder of the season

San Antonio adds a bruising big man to their Orlando-bound lineup

Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The San Antonio Spurs are signing center Tyler Zeller for the remainder of the season, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

While the financial details have yet to surface, the seven-foot center figures to provide the Silver and Black with some frontcourt depth when they travel to Orlando for the resumption of competitive play late next month. It is worth noting the Spurs lost seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge after he opted for season-ending shoulder surgery in April.

Zeller, a former first-round pick, has seven seasons of NBA experience under his belt and has started 166 games throughout his professional career. The North Carolina alum last played in the league during the 2018-2019 campaign, appearing in six games between the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 7.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game.


According to a follow-up report from Shams Charania, Tyler Zeller’s deal with San Antonio includes a non-guaranteed second year for the 2020-2021 season.