Expectations for Cody Zeller
September, 22, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
In an NBA draft that had a lot of surprises, one of the bigger ones was when the Charlotte Bobcats snagged Indiana's Cody Zeller with the fourth overall pick, passing over the likes of Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore in the process. It's a bit difficult to get a read on what we should expect from him as a rookie. He's on a team that offers little competition for court time, if he proves capable of stepping right into big minutes right away. On the other hand, it's debatable whether he will be ready to do that. Here is what coach Steve Clifford had to say about his expectations for the rook, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.