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Tyler Zeller reportedly signs with Spurs for restart in Orlando

Tyler Zeller Spurs

PORTLAND, OREGON - OCTOBER 08: Tyler Zeller #45 of the Denver Nuggets reacts against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter during a preseason game at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 08, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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With LaMarcus Aldridge out for the rest of this season, San Antonio was looking for a little frontcourt depth heading into the restart in Orlando.

Enter Tyler Zeller.

The journeyman big man, who had not played in the NBA this season and played just six games the season before that, will sign with the Spurs for the restart, according to both Shams Charania of The Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

For his career, Zeller has averaged 7 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 50.9%. However, he has bounced around the league a lot in recent years — the Spurs are his sixth team since 2017. He brings size but a game that doesn’t fit well in the modern NBA to San Antonio.

The Spurs head to Orlando four games back of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the West. San Antonio will have to beat out Portland, Sacramento, and New Orleans to finish with the nine seed, then beat Memphis in back-to-back play-in games, to earn the eight seed and make the playoffs. The reward for that is LeBron James and the Lakers.