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Cody Zeller | Center/Forward | #40

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (4) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Cody Zeller (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Grizzlies.
This should mean Willy Hernangomez is locked in for some heavy minutes tonight while Frank Kaminsky gets some extra chances as well. Mar 22 - 5:26 PM

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Cody Zeller (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Nets.

That makes it six straight on the sidelines for Zeller. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 21 - 5:47 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Zeller has missed each of the Hornets past five games, but the questionable tag represents an upgrade in his probability of a return for Wednesday. However, Zeller only has a minimal fantasy impact even when he's fully healthy. He should be left on waivers.
Mar 20 - 1:03 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) has been ruled out of Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

This will be his fifth straight game on the shelf and he doesn't have a target date. The Hornets are seven losses behind the No. 8 seed, so they will continue to be cautious. Hornets coach Steve Clifford has been critical of Willy Hernangomez, but he liked what he saw in his last game vs. the Knicks and it sounds like he will get the backup center minutes instead of Frank Kaminsky.
Source: NBA
Mar 19 - 12:25 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) is doubtful to play Monday vs. the 76ers.

It looks like Monday will be Zeller's fifth straight game on the sidelines, which will translate to more minutes for Frank Kaminsky. Zeller belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 18 - 3:04 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

He was being listed as doubtful, so this isn't surprising at all. Frank Kaminsky will continue to pick up the majority of Zeller's minutes while he's out.
Mar 17 - 6:39 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

Zeller has missed each of the Hornets previous three contests and unlikely to suit up on Saturday night. Frank Kaminsky should see a slight uptick in playing time.
Mar 16 - 1:01 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) is out for Thursday against the Hawks.

It should be Frank Kaminsky getting a few extra minutes, so he's an option in a good matchup. Zeller is basically out indefinitely.
Mar 15 - 6:09 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) is doubtful for Thursday against the Hawks.

It doesn't sound like he's close. The Hornets aren't playing Willy Hernangomez right now, so it's been Frank Kaminsky benefiting from the injury to Zeller. He's not much of an add, though.
Mar 14 - 3:45 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

He was doubtful, so it's not surprising to see him sit this one out. Willy Hernangomez and Frank Kaminsky will split the backup five-man minutes, with Kaminsky offering more upside. Zeller belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.

Cody Zeller (knee) will not play vs. the Suns on Saturday.

He was called doubtful just an hour ago, and coach Steve Clifford rules him out in his pre-game presser. Willy Hernangomez should get minutes off the bench, but he likely won't play more than 15 minutes.
Mar 10 - 3:25 PM

Cody Zeller (left knee) is doubtful for Saturday against the Suns.

It looks like he is dealing with some lingering effects from his knee injury last month. If he is out, that should mean Willy Hernangomez could get decent minutes. He'd be a risky DFS play, though.
Mar 10 - 2:35 PM

Cody Zeller (sore left knee) played 24 minutes off the bench on Sunday, hitting 3-of-4 shots for six points with seven rebounds and one steal.

Zeller missed the previous two games, both losses, and his return wasn't enough to beat the East's top seed on the road in Toronto. His minutes had been hovering in the 16-20 range for the past month, and Dwight Howard played an unusually low 24 minutes tonight, so there's no reason to suspect Zeller's role is about to expand.
Mar 4 - 9:00 PM

Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) will be available to play Sunday against the Raptors.

It sounds like Zeller will be back out there following a two-game stint on the sidelines, which will result in fewer minutes for guys like Frank Kaminsky and Willy Hernangomez. That said, as long as Dwight Howard is healthy, Zeller won't earn enough minutes in Charlotte to make a meaningful impact in most leagues.
Mar 4 - 5:10 PM

Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with Toronto.

The Hornets want Zeller to go through his pregame routine before an official decision is made, which is encouraging, but it's also worth noting he was a game-time call on Friday and wasn't able to get out there. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on his status.
Mar 4 - 4:30 PM

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PF1Marvin Williams
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C1Dwight Howard
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