Impossible to tell this early, my early estimate is no but it's hard to tell how people will develop
I've seen him play a few times and he looks good much better than his brother Tyler and seems like he got what it takes to be a great NBA Pro.
The problem with the Zellers is that they have very poor length. 7'0" brother Tyler measured out with the reach and wingspan of a 3-man. He had virtually the same length as 6'7" MKG. Cody looks similar in that regard.
If we draft him, I hope I'm wrong. We could desperately use a big man with good footwork and scoring in the post.
he would have to hit the weight room hard to match up with NBA centers
I think Cody Zeller's game is very comparable to (trying to think of a black guy)........Dirk Nowitzki.
I like Plumlee more at this point, but obviously not where we will likely be picking. The fact that he has improved his free throw shooting so much raises his stock significantly.
A nice scenario for me would be Shabazz with our pick, and if we get Portland's pick, hopefully snag Plumlee.
An eventual lineup of:
Would be solid.
In Cho I Trust
Agree with Black re. Plumlee. I like his game ... a good rebounder, good around the basket, can defend the post and guard most 4s & 5s (though along with the majority of college Bigs he'll need to improve his strength for the NBA)... I think he will prove to be a damn good pro in time and someone we'd do very well to draft in the mid to late lottery.
In trying to think what his ceiling could be i come up with KG? or maybe Mchale...ish I guess it depends if and how he improves his game.
Zeller is overrated imo
Unless we have the #1 pick, I don't think we'll have a shot with him. Right now it's looking like we'll be slotted anywhere from 3-5 which would net us somoene like Mohammed, Len, Noel, McLemore, or Isaiah Austin. Honestly, I think the entire 2013 draft is a crap-shoot.
Last edited by Roon; 12-26-2012 at 10:17 PM.