Could veteran center Cody Zeller be an alternative target for the Boston Celtics?

Might there be a better option to replace injured veteran swingman Danilo Gallinari than Carmelo Anthony on the Boston Celtics, who the team has reportedly had little in the way of interest in signing?

By most accounts, the Celtics plan on looking inwards to see what they have on their roster from younger, rising prospects like forward Sam Hauser and big man Mfiondu Kabengele. But if they need a big body with some shooting with veteran experience as well, co-host of Heavy’s “Celtics Collective” podcast Sean Deveney proposes an interesting solution at the 5 from whose family Boston has turned to for that role before.

That would be former Portland Trail Blazers big man Cody Zeller, whose brother Tyler once suited up for the Celtics as well.

If his own injured knee is doing better, Boston could do worse given the Indiana product was able to put up 5.2 points and 4.6 boards per game in just 13.1 minutes a contest.

His defense hasn’t been all that great in recent years and knee injuries on big men are never a good sign on the wrong side of 30; personally we’d pass on the addition ourselves, but Deveney makes a solid case for his addition in the clip embedded above.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear their takes.

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