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Farewell Tyler White Diamonds Zeller

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by hud11, Jun 29, 2012.

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What's your favorite Zeller Nickname?

  1. Albino Wino

    13 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Boney White

    10 vote(s)
    4.9%
  3. Cracker Jack

    18 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. Ivory Tower

    70 vote(s)
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  5. Snuggle Bear

    30 vote(s)
    14.6%
  6. Stay Puft

    21 vote(s)
    10.2%
  7. Vanilla Gorilla, 2.0

    44 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. hud11

    hud11 In the Rotation

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    Personally, I think this is a great pick him and TT are going to run opposing big men to death. Zeller isn't a franchise, all-star Center, but he's going to be solid for a long time. He can knock down jumpers and rebounds well, very solid fit with Thompson. I think he can be a consistent 12/8 guy as a starting center. There aren't too many of those around right now. Great pick.
     
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  2. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair I have multiple sauces

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    I think he is much better on the offensive side of the ball then he is given credit for in terms of low post scoring and shooting from mid-range. He has a nice baby hook, a nice turnaround hook, and a soft touch shooting the ball. He is noted as a hustler (possible Andy replacement?) and an excellent offensive rebounder and also gets to the line fairly often where he is a very, very good shooter for a big. Getting him at 17 was a steal, a little sad the FO had to give up both 2nd rounders though, but you can't predict people falling like they did. Got a projected 8-12 player at 17 and a center that can fit with TT on the floor offensively.
     
  3. rome8180

    rome8180 Towel Waver

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    I think giving up three picks was too much. But I watched a lot of ACC games this year, and he is an EXTREMELY polished offensive player. Sort of reminds me of Pau Gasol.
     
  4. Huber.

    Huber. Adrninistrator

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    We didn't give up 3 picks we gave up 2 second round picks and exchanged 1st round picks so we can stop talking about that.
     
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  5. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Back in 2002

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    Someone better get some food in him.
     
  6. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    I don't give a damn about those picks. Only guy I really wanted with those picks rather than Zeller was MAYBE Quincy Miller. The rest were undersized big men with problems playing against NBA bigs. Instead, we got a legit 7 footer who can run the floor, finish on the break, and play solid help side defense. He's also pretty good down low and can hit a jumper. He won't be Kareem, but he'll be a very solid NBA center for many many years.

    Kind of reminds me a little of a bigger version of Brad Miller. With obviously less range.
     
  7. Mr. Glass

    Mr. Glass Sixth Man

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    The impression I got of him in the few UNC games I watched was that he's a total stiff. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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  8. Huber.

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

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  9. jlegg21

    jlegg21 Sixth Man

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    I guess I'd feel a whole lot better about both picks if Grant and co had worked out either one of these guys... I dunno, once leading up to the draft.
     
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  10. rome8180

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    There were three picks we had and we traded them for Zeller. Regardless of what you want to call that, I'm not sure it was worth it.

    Good player though and I think he was undervalued at #17. He will be productive immediately and will be a decade-plus double-digit scorer, imo.
     
  11. Adam

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    Getting Zeller without having to lose Andy will be huge. Zeller has mobility but not athletic vertically, who better to learn how to defend positionally than the wild thing? He can come in and be a rotational big straight away, play from the high post as he shoots well from the foul line. If next year the cavs are in the lotto again (likely) they can go big and not worry about stepping on his toes as hes a smart guy who will understand his role.

    Most of the 2nd rounders the cavs might want they will be able to bring in as Undrafted guys. Lots of the undrafted guys will be fighting to get to our camp as they know we have roster space, opportunity and the ability to develop players. Gee is like a calling card for that
     
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  12. Huber.

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    We were never going to go into next season with 4 rookies. That's team suicide.
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Welcome to the Future

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    A very solid player.

    That actually describes the team I feel like the Cavaliers are building. Very solid. Nothing special, but very watchable.
     
  14. rome8180

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    His release is insanely quick on that over-the-shoulder hook. And at his height it will translate well to the NBA. There are not going to be many players who can block it.
     
  15. gratefuldead

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    i for one am excited to have a big goofy lookin white guy i can yell "ZZZZeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" at when he shoots the ball
     
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  16. CalBuckeyeRob

    CalBuckeyeRob Situational Stopper

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    Yes. Building the type of team that Kyrie won't hesitate to leave in a few years. Need to dump Andy for future picks and hope they get a star in 2013.
     
  17. Mdog1

    Mdog1 NBA Starter

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    I actually really like the Zeller pick. Seriously a perfect fit with us. Also I believe with Kyrie on his team he will get a ton of open looks.
     
  18. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    It's kinda weird, but notable: Zeller and Thompson both go to the line at insane rates.
     
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  19. Gimme Some Mo

    Gimme Some Mo All-Star

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    Can Zeller shoot the jumper? If so, how well and how deep? Any stat gurus find any numbers on this please?
     
  20. Snarly

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    Re: 17th Pick - Tyler Zeller

    How much you guys want to be Big Z scouted and had influence on this guy??? He marched in the war room when he slided and said Draft me all over again!! To be honest I can see his celling around big Z At 7 foot with a shot like that will not be asy for teams to stop. However In the NBA he is the weeden of players at 22, I hate it and I love the pick.
     

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