Zeller is dealing with back soreness and has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Hawks, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. It doesn't sound like anything overly serious for Zeller, though he'll still sit out Saturday in hopes the discomfort subsides. Zeller's next shot to take the court will be Monday against the Cavaliers and in the meantime, look for Thon Maker to rejoin the rotation and act as John Henson's backup at center.
Zeller totaled eight points (3-3 FG, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, and two blocks in 20 minutes during Monday's 121-103 win over the Grizzlies. Zeller appears to be have wrestled away the backup center job behind John Henson, as sophomore Thon Maker's one minute marked the first time he has seen the floor over the last three tilts. Zeller is solid and serviceable while Maker is in a bit of a funk, and it seems that the Bucks might trust the veteran more than the youngster heading into the final stretch of the regular season.
Zeller (back) will be available for Friday's game against the Knicks, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports. Zeller was initially deemed questionable, but after going through treatment throughout the day, the team has cleared him for his usual role as the backup to John Henson. The North Carolina product, who missed each of the last two games, had 11 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes of action last time out against the Sixers.
Zeller is (back) listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks. Zeller has been sidelined for the last two games due to lingering back soreness, but he was able to be a partial participant in Thursday's practice. Expect Zeller to test out the back in pre-game warmups Friday night before a decision on his status is reached. Should Zeller be ruled out yet again, John Henson and Thon Maker would continue to split the workload at center.
Zeller (back) took part in portions of Thursday's practice, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Zeller has missed the last two games with a sore back and while he was able to get in some limited work Thursday, there's still a chance he's held out of Friday's tilt with the Knicks. Look for Zeller to test out the back during morning shootaround, with the Bucks likely making a final decision on his status shortly after that session. If Zeller were cleared, he'd likely cut into Thon Maker's minutes at center.
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