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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) said he will rest another 3-4 weeks before resuming basketball activities.
The good news is that Zeller had another MRI on his left knee that showed no new concerns, so he should be ready to roll for the 2018-19 season. He's not someone you'll want to target on draft day, though. Apr 11 - 1:10 PM

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Cody Zeller (knee) will not play again this season.

"I would say we’re at the stage now where it almost becomes, ‘Why?’" ask him to play, coach Steve Clifford said. "It’s so hard to not play for long stretches off the season. Why, with five games left, would we even play him? It makes more sense to me to let him get back to 100 percent and then just start again next (season)." Zeller battled soreness and swelling in his surgically-repaired knee, but he'll have the entire offseason to get his body right and should reprise his role as Dwight Howard's backup next season. Willy Hernangomez will soak up his minutes for the remainder of the season.
Apr 1 - 1:00 PM

Cody Zeller (knee) acknowledged on Tuesday that his season could be over.

"I had to get back up to sprinting and cutting and jumping some," Zeller said of testing the knee last week. "By Friday a lot of the swelling was back. They said when I had the surgery [for a torn meniscus in December] that the rest of the season would be up-and-down. Realistically, what it needs is just a few weeks to just rest. Which is frustrating, because I want to be out there playing even this time of year." Zeller has no business being owned anywhere.
Mar 28 - 10:44 AM

Cody Zeller (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. Cleveland.

Zeller has been sidelined since March 8th, and the Hornets haven't provided a target return date. He should be left on waivers. Willy Hernangomez will continue to serve as Dwight Howard's primary backup.
Mar 27 - 1:54 PM

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

He remains without a timetable and is probably on shut-down watch as well. Willy Hernangomez will continue to pick up the backup center minutes, but he only sees minutes in the teens while Dwight Howard is active.
Mar 26 - 10:49 AM

Cody Zeller (knee) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

The Hornets keep calling him doubtful for weeks now, so take a guess what his status will be for Monday against the Knicks. Willy Hernangomez should get the backup center minutes.
Mar 24 - 7:04 PM

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

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

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