My latest thoughts on Zeller: (very open to counterpoint feedback here)
From what I see, he is a college all-star who collects points in a few different ways on the college level, but not in the way you would hope for from an NBA prospect.
I see a guy who:
Hangs around the baseline and waits for guard penetration to feed him an easy dunk.
Is crafty enough on the college level to draw fouls in the post and get points at the line. But not someone who is unstoppable in the post for an automatic "2".
Understands pick-and-roll basketball and knows how to get a few buckets off that.
Runs the floor like his brother to get ahead of the defense and get a few points that way.
While Cody is said to be a guy with good footwork in the post, he just doesn't appear to have the physical attributes to create buckets on the low block in the NBA. Again, it comes back to length. Tyler measured with an 8'8.5" reach and a 7'0" wingspan. Luckily for him he has a steady midrange shot. Cody desperately needs to develop one himself.
01-02-2013 04:53 AM
From what i've heard the analysts on tv say, he actually is expected to be a power forward in the NBA. I don't see him being a big enough upgrade over mully to waste a top 5 pick. I don't want him. I'd take Shabazz Muhammed and Sign Paul Millsap in a second if i were in the bobcats position.
01-03-2013 02:49 AM
He's the second coming of Nick Collison. :|
01-03-2013 11:54 AM
Exactly. Well, maybe collison with t-rex arms! lol. I honestly don't get the hype with zellar other than the fact that he has a frame that will fill out out for the NBA. I don't think he's as skilled of a player as his brother. He might be a better rebounder, but tyler was a better shot blocker and way more skilled on offense. He just happened to be on a carolina team where he wasn't the focal point and was skinnier. If tyler went at the back end of the lottery there's no way in hell cody should be a #1 pick. And he will never even sniff being an all-star!