By Mitchell Maurer
Zeller, a six-season NBA veteran, joined the Bucks last season in exchange for former first round pick (and apparently former NBA player) Rashad Vaughn. Zeller appeared in 24 regular season games for Milwaukee, and while his individual contributions rarely stood out he often found himself helping the team succeed for short stretches...as long as his lack of top-end big man talent wasn’t actively being challenged, like it was in the playoffs.
In hindsight, the writing was on the wall during the Bucks’ final preseason game against Minnesota, where Wood took the floor late in the first quarter, while Zeller’s number didn’t get called until well after the game was decided.
The Bucks’ fifteenth spot is now down to two, at least when considering players brought in ahead of training camp: Christian Wood and Tim Frazier. Wood is considered the heavy favorite to make the opening night roster, especially since his rumored “inside track” was coupled with rumors that the Bucks were open to moving on from last year’s first rounder D.J. Wilson, although that part of the rumor hasn’t come to fruition....