Milwaukee Bucks acquire Tyler Zeller from Brooklyn Nets

Posted February 06, 2018

Selected with the 17th-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Vaughn averaged 14.3 minutes per game as a rookie and just over 11 minutes per game last season.

Zeller has seen limited action this season, averaging 16.7 minutes per game.

While Thon Maker has been Henson's backup for most of the season, the Bucks don't have a ton of depth at the position, and Zeller should be able to carve out somewhat of a consistent role. Zeller, on the other hand, is hitting 54.6 percent of his attempts.

During his time in Milwaukee, Vaughn averaged 3.1 points in 12.3 minutes per game over 133 appearances. He did manage to shoot over 37 percent on his limited three point attempts, however.

While not a major move, this works for both parties, as the Bucks free themselves of further commitment from Vaughn, and the Nets get to do some more pick-stashing prior to the trade deadline.

In return, the Nets will reportedly receive a protected 2018 second round pick along with Rashad Vaughn, a former first-round draft pick. However, this is only Maker's second year in the National Basketball Association and just needs more time to develop. This deal makes sense for both teams, as Brooklyn had a logjam up front and will roll with Jarrett Allen and Jahlil Okafor at center the rest of the way. He hasn't played much in the National Basketball Association, averaging 3.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, on 12.3 minutes per game over his three-year career, but there sure is room to grow on this Brooklyn Nets team.