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Cody Zeller

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season is young. he will get better. just be patient

 

he looks scared- which is probably true. and when you are scared- you turn to what you know best. in his case he used his athleticism to dominate in college. in the nba, his athleticism is not getting him anywhere. once the game slows down for him and he can let the game come to him- then he can use his athleticism in calculated ways- and then you will see the player from the rookie summer league

 

just based on those games, he has earned a year in my book, as well as everyone elses, to learn and get better.

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Wow, I thought most people who have played would view it in the same way that I have...  He's kind of getting shafted and is being forced to take a backseat to McBob, and as a result, he feels lost and rushed when he does get out on the floor. 

 

In my experience playing, coming off the bench was extremely difficult at first, because you don't know when coach is gonna pull you, so you're trying to make something happen quickly, which often doesn't turn out well.  It's hard to play your game though when you don't know how long you'll be out there.  It affects everything...  Your shot, your passes, your approach...  EVERYTHING - until you grow to understand what is expected of you in that role and become accustomed to doing it in the minutes you expect to get.

 

Additionally, some of the foul calls he's been getting are complete BS...  I've seen him rack up a million fouls on setting screens that he didn't deserve.

 

I think he is having a hard time getting into the flow of the game coming off of the bench...  And IMO, as our #1 pick, he should be starting and playing a lot more minutes than McBob.  When he starts feeling more comfortable in his role, he'll be back to doing the stuff you saw in summer league.

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Man, today's sports world demands immediate results.

Let him develop. He is going to be a really solid player for us. He needs to get stronger and acclimate to the NBA game.

Again no one thought he was the savior.

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I think he'll be fine - he can maximize his skill sets and be a constant contributer.

 

He has a knack for the ball, which is always good.

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Let's give this young man some time I think right now he's thinking to much and playing scared. Let's wait until the season is over with to evaluate his play.

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Man, today's sports world demands immediate results.

Let him develop. He is going to be a really solid player for us. He needs to get stronger and acclimate to the NBA game.

Again no one thought he was the savior.

This draft was full of solid role players, nobody was an almost certain primetime player.  And as teeray said, he needs to get stronger and acclimate to the NBA.  He's likely never going to be someone that can carry the team on his back, but then nether is McLemore, Len, or Noel.  They all will have their roles, but if they are on a championship team, it will be driven by someone else. 

 

So, lets give him time to figure things out.  I think when we get better talent around him, and he has settled in to who he is as an NBA player, we will be thrilled to have him on our team.  I think when all is said and done, he will be that do-it-all big man that few teams have, but most wish they did.

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I'm all for developing him, he is just hurting us right now.

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I hates the pick.  When Noel fell to us I was so excited, then I got punched in the gut.  Seems to happen all the time with this franchise.

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Zeller fell out of the rookie top 10 ladder this week.  Of course we want immediate results, but not many teams

are getting that right now from their drafts picks.  Will not pass judgement now.  I really think we need to figure out

how to use him.  I think he'd be a great force in the secondary break.

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too soon he's learning a completely new position but yeah he looks absolutely lost

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