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Bucks reportedly acquire C Tyler Zeller from Nets

Bucks reportedly acquire C Tyler Zeller from Nets

The two teams have agreed to a swap that will involve bench players from both sides switching organizations, with an additional second-round draft pick moving to Brooklyn.

The Bucks sent former first-round draft choice-guard Rashad Vaughn-to the Nets along with a 2018 second round draft pick in exchange for Zeller.

The Nets were looking to send Zeller away and cash in with an added pick, already committed to growing through youth.

During his time in Milwaukee, Vaughn averaged 3.1 points in 12.3 minutes per game over 133 appearances.

The 6-6 Vaughn, who was the No. 17 overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, was included in the deal largely for salary-cap purposes.

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Zeller is averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 42 games for the Nets this season.

On a side note, Zeller and Henson will be reunited with both playing their college careers as Tar Heels at the University of North Carolina.

Milwaukee's 2018 second-round pick to Nets is protected 31-to-47. Otherwise, it becomes an unprotected pick in 2020.

Getting rid of Zeller also gives rookie center Jarrett Allen the starting center role with third-year big man Jahlil Okafor who will serve the backup center role.

The Bucks are now tied with the Indiana Pacers for fifth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-23 and the Pacers are 30-24. He did not play in Sunday's game between the Bucks and Nets at the Barclays Center due to a coaching decision.