I can easily say I did see this coming. I scouted most of the lottery picks for the 2013 NBA Draft, and based on the needs of the Charlotte Bobcats, I predicted they would draft a big man (tough prediction, right?), but more importantly, I had my eyes on Zeller is the pick all along.
But enough about tooting my horn. How’s about we toot the horn of the Bobcats?
Yes, Charlotte faithful, I’m very pleased with what the team has done in this draft.
It’s pretty simple. They have two big men who are one-dimensional, and lack any real inside offensive prowess. Cody Zeller can give them that.
Zeller isn’t a defensive stopper or an elite scorer at the next level. He’s just rock solid all the way around. Despite an under-whelming NCAA tournament, Zeller lifted his stock with a hell of a showing at the NBA Combine. He clearly has the size and athleticism to play either center or power forward in the NBA, and still has a solid ceiling, as well.