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Cody Zeller: Hyped, Hailed, and Forgotten (Sporting News)


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#1 Dorian Gray

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

Pretty long, interesting read on our rookie.

 

Coming off the bench for the first time since his freshman year in high school, Zeller doesn’t yet have a clear playing style to fall back on.

 

He’s still too small to bang bodies down low and lacks sufficient range to be a stretch power forward. Clifford has said Zeller needs to get stronger, but Zeller insists it’s more about “playing stronger.”

 

Whatever ceiling he may have, Zeller has come in with the work ethic of a rookie with something to prove instead of a top-five pick with an outsized ego, according to teammates and Clifford.

 

“He’s gotta look at some of the guys that have come and gone in this league and see how they’ve lasted, and that’s because they’ve just done the little things,” the scout said. “Rebounded, defended, and made the open shots when the ball was kicked out to you.”

 

Just a snippet.  Talks to Zeller, Clifford, and an anonymous Western Conference scout.

 

http://www.sportingn...ler-luke-zeller



#2 TANTRIC-NINJA

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

Great article about him but I think this season propels him to be a pretty good forward in the league.

Thank god we drafted him and not Alex Len like I wanted lol.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:13 PM

Len was trash. Zeller was a much better prospect. 



#4 MichaelNewtonII

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:38 PM

Great article about him but I think this season propels him to be a pretty good forward in the league.

Thank god we drafted him and not Alex Len like I wanted lol.

I hated Len. If the Bobcats drafted him I would've said fug this and called for everyone's head

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

Great article about him but I think this season propels him to be a pretty good forward in the league.

Thank god we drafted him and not Alex Len like I wanted lol.

I really wish we would've taken Nerlens Noel though

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:20 PM

It's funny everyone would have loved to draft Zeller fourth a year earlier but we all (that I know of) wanted Noel when he fell in that draft.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 11:16 PM

I really wish we would've taken Nerlens Noel though


So draft another offensive project who is at best will be Marcus Camby in three years..but has a knee injury already suffered in thephysical college game. Hmmm he was my "Hell No!" draft pick.

On a team with Biyombo and MKG..to draft a third offensive project woulda just been awesome!! Vomit.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

So draft another offensive project who is at best will be Marcus Camby in three years..but has a knee injury already suffered in thephysical college game. Hmmm he was my "Hell No!" draft pick.

On a team with Biyombo and MKG..to draft a third offensive project woulda just been awesome!! Vomit.

Alex Len was my hell no pick. Noel will be a good player. probably better than zeller.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

I was never really that high on Noel. I really don't think he'll ever be that great.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

I like Cody's upside, but now we're in the playoffs with a full season under his belt. Watching him bumbling and stumbling like a new born deer is getting old.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:07 PM

Ehh he gets trash points and holds his own. I'm OK with him.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:44 PM

Hopefully he can be a 10 10 guy in the near future

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