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Tyler Zeller Draws Comparison To Spencer Hawes

Tyler Zeller’s shooting and passing abilities remind one Western Conference scouting director of Spencer Hawes.

"This is a safe pick," the scouting director said. "You're not going to hit a home run, but you know you're at least going to get a single out of this deal. He'll make some elbow jumpers and he's got some low post moves. You've got an accomplished player. At the least, he should be no worse -- ever -- than Spencer Hawes, and probably better."

Zeller, a 7-foot, 250-pound center out of North Carolina, may not have the requisite strength to contribute right away.

"He seems to be a hard working kid, so you don't worry about that," an Eastern Conference VP said. "That'll happen naturally. He's 22. By the time he's 25 he'll be all right."

Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

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