"That's like clubbing baby seals." - Clyde Drexler describing Andres Nocioni's futile attempts to defend Yao Ming.

 
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40  -  Luke Zeller - PF/C, 6'11, 250
Free agent - Last played in the D-League (2014)
       Date of birth: 04/07/1987
       Country: USA/Georgia
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
     Out of: Notre Dame
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2005 - 2009 Notre Dame (NCAA)
July 2009 Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
July 2009 - June 2010 Shiga Lakestars (Japan, BJ League)
September 2010 - October 2010 Naglis-Adakris (Lithuania)
November 2010 Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2010 - November 2011 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
November 2011 - December 2011 Austin Toros (D-League)
December 2011 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012 Austin Toros (D-League)
July 2012 San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
September 2012 - February 2013 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2014 Austin Toros (D-League)


Date
League
Transaction
31st July, 2009 Japan Signed a one year contract with Shiga Lakestars.
22nd September, 2010 Lithuania Signed a one year contract with Naglis-Adakris.
24th October, 2010 Lithuania Released by Naglis-Adakris.
1st November, 2010 D-League Drafted 27th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
8th November, 2010 D-League Traded by Iowa Energy to Bakersfield Jam in exchange for future second and third round picks.
2nd November, 2011 D-League Designated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
2nd November, 2011 D-League Traded by Bakersfield Jam, along with the #123 pick in the 2011 D-League draft, to Austin Toros in exchange for the #41 pick and the Toros's 2012 second round pick.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
24th December, 2011 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
27th December, 2011 D-League Re-acquired by Austin Toros.
11th January, 2012 D-League Waived by Austin Toros due to injury.
8th March, 2012 D-League Re-acquired by Austin Toros.
28th September, 2012 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
21st February, 2013 NBA Waived by Phoenix.
23rd December, 2013 D-League Designated as a returning player by Austin Toros.


From blog:


   Really Overdue 2010 D-League Draft Review
2010-11-15

27th: - Iowa Energy - Luke Zeller, Notre Dame

Zeller is not nearly as good as his younger brother - Tyler, a starter at North Carolina - and nor does he play like him. Whilst Tyler makes his living with hook shots and movement around the basket, Luke mainly takes jumpshots, and subsequently shot 39% in his senior season despite standing 6'11. Furthermore, his senior season averages of 4.9ppg and 2.8rpg were also career highs, which is slightly worrying in almost 15 minutes per game. And it's not as though he defends like Connor Atchley.

Zeller played last year in Japan, averaging 8.2ppg and 7.2rpg in 22 minutes of 50 games for the Shiga Lakestars of the BJ League. He was also playing in Lithuania up until two weeks ago, averaging 5.2 points and 3.7 rebounds for Naglis-Adakris Palangos.

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   Top 101 NBA Ten-Day Contract Candidates (When 20 Would Probably Have Been Enough)
2011-01-05

[...] (Strangely, the league leader in assist/turnover ratio is 6'11 Bakersfield jumpshooting centre Luke Zeller, with a 4.3:1 mark. Luke also has 75 three point attempts to only 4 free throw attempts. He is a centre in height only.)

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   These unsigned big men are ready to help (or hurt) your team
2013-12-12

Luke Zeller - Zeller's bizarre stint in the NBA - bizarre because he has only one plus skill, shooting, at which he is not even especially noteworthy - seems to be over.

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