Apr 10, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers player Cody Zeller at a press conference for the NBA draft. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Charlotte Bobcats Select Cody Zeller


The Charlotte Bobcats had plenty of talent fall to them at No. 4 overall in the 2013 NBA draft. From that talent the team elected to choose Indiana star Cody Zeller.

Charlotte has a roster just brimming with talent thanks to recent, quality selections like Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Zeller adds even more young talent to a roster looking to take the next step.

NBA.com’s thoughts on Zeller:

Zeller is a lottery pick, and how high he goes depends on the interview and workout process and a team’s particular needs.“I think his stock with where he’s at with the people that make the decisions and sign the checks is very high,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “Once they see Cody in the settings of the workouts, in the settings of the competitions, the settings of the weight rooms, and the settings of the interview process, they’ll be even more amazed.”


One thing’s for sure, the selections of Anthony Bennett, Victor Oladipo and Otto Porter made things easy for Charlotte here. Things were looking iffy after losing the lottery and with all the pre-draft speculation, but the ship appears to be righted.

Zeller is a leader who strived in the spotlight and brings some serious leadership and star power to the team. Things just got much better in Charlotte. Zeller gives the Bobcats a seriously well-rounded roster.



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  • Perry Woods

    Yea, a sports writer that gets it! From a management standpoint, Zeller was the safest pick of the three big men and Charlotte stated that they wanted to get bigger. The other two big men have durability issues and it’s doubtful Noel can contribute anywhere this year. If my job depended on my decision, I’d have to think long and hard about a player who has a stress fracture at 20. I’d worry that maybe his mother didn’t make him drink his milk. I’d worry about how that would affect him long term. For that reason, I think the Bobcats made the smart move.
    Maybe Zeller isn’t a potential Franchise player, maybe he is, that is something time will tell. I do know that next year, The Hornets will have three chances to come up with a Franchise player when the odds are much better, according to you guys, that they will. Meanwhile, the bobcats have a player who can and will help them.
    I hope they bring Seth Curry in and take a serious look at him. His dad played in Charlotte and his Brother is doing pretty well out west. I think the whole league missed a jewel in that guy.

  • Perry Woods

    PS When I was talking about the stress fracture, I was talking about Lynn, not Noel. All I know is, you don’t take an injured player when you need help now.