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The Milwaukee Bucks got another big man on Monday. But this one, Tyler Zeller, should actually help.

Monday afternoon, they would acquire him from the Brooklyn Nets. In return, Brooklyn receives former first-round pick Rashad Vaughn and a future second-round pick. But here’s the thing: this probably benefits both teams.

In Milwaukee, big man John Henson doesn’t offer the Bucks enough. And he’s certainly not worth his contract, but that’s not something they can move. As for Thon Maker, there’s so much more development needed before the Bucks can trust him full-time. That’s where Zeller comes in.

On the season, he is averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per game. Let’s assume the minutes go up for Zeller moving forward. But more than that, he’s shooting 38.5 percent from three-point range (10-of-26). Keep shooting, kid.

In Vaughn, the Nets aren’t quite sure what they have yet. A former first-round pick back in 2015, Vaughn has averaged just 12.3 minutes per game over parts of three seasons in the league. In those minutes, he’s averaging just 3.1 points per game on 33.7 percent shooting (31.2 percent from three-point range). That’s a far cry from his one season at UNLV, where the guard averaged 17.8 points per game on 43.9 percent shooting (38.3 percent from three-point land).

Sometimes, fresh starts are necessary. Let’s just wait and see what the Bucks and Nets get out of this one.

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