|2013 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 4th overall by Charlotte.|
|10th July, 2013||NBA||Signed four year, $17,410,113 rookie scale contract with Charlotte. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/7.|
|29th October, 2014||NBA||Charlotte exercised 2015/16 team option.|
|2nd November, 2015||NBA||Charlotte exercised 2016/17 team option.|
|31st October, 2016||NBA||Signed a four year, $56 million extension with Charlotte.|
|2011 - 2013||Indiana (NCAA)|
|June 2013 - present||Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (NBA)|
November 29, 2017
Going from starting to coming off the bench has driven Cody’s fantasy price down further and further over the course of the season to the point that it is only $0.7 million above both the minimum and his brother. Yet despite the reduced minutes in light of the acquisition (and strong play) of Dwight Howard, Zeller is arguably having the best season of his career, blocking far more shots than ever while also putting up more than 150% of his career offensive rebounding rate. Even in the reduced minutes, Zeller’s averages of 7.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game should cost much more than this.
June 29, 2017
PF/C, 7’0, 240lbs, 24 years old, 4 years of experience
Continued a career full off incremental improvements, and has become a very efficient offensive option whose transition game adds a dimension to a team that otherwise struggles in that area. Zeller’s rebounding rate took a big hit and is now distinctly sub-par, and his lack of rim protection contributed to a team-wide inability to stop opponents around the basket. Nonetheless, he has speed and athleticism, and uses it to hus-tle around defensively while being a very effective role man offensively, scoring with great efficiency despite neither posting up nor spotting up. Signed for the next four years at an average of $14 million per, Zeller is a good new-era centre, and a starting calibre player even if Howard’s addition puts him to the bench.
Player Plan: Begins four year, $56 million extension this summer. A somewhat limited play-er who has done an excellent job of playing within what he does well, and who is worthy of that money based on current play. If he keeps improving, even better. But he will not pair well with Howard, will surely have to go to the bench, and thus is the most obvious casualty of the deal.