FC Bayern Munich kept adding talent on Monday as it brought back homegrown forward Paul Zipser to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on a two-year contract. Zipser (2.03 meters, 25 years old) played last season for Burgos of the Spanish League, averaging 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18 games. He had played the previous two seasons for Chicago of the NBA, appearing in 104 games total with averages of 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Prior to that, Zipser spent three seasons with Bayern, playing all of them in the EuroLeague, where he debuted on January 3, 2014, a month before turning 20. Zipser appeared in a total of 18 EuroLeague games through 2016, posting 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He had started his pro career with USC Heidelberg of the German second division from 2010 to 2013.
"I'm very happy to be back in town, to my club, where I know so many people, including players," Zipser said in the club's announcement. "It will be a little new start for me, a second restart after nearly two years with the foot injury, but now I'm fit and healthy. We have a strong team and big goals."