Okay, we've gotten a small taste of Zeller in the NBA. Here we go.
Some midrange face up skills. Shows potential hitting the shots and scoring off a dribble or two.
Running the floor.
Capacity to defensively hedge on the pick and roll.
With his height, theoretically he should be able to see the floor and be a good passer.
Cannot do much in traffic(rebounding, etc.). Desperately needs to physically mature.
Has the length of a 6'8" to 6'9" guy. ENOUGH of the "athletic 7-footer" talk.
High-measured vertical jump doesn't translate to a lot of explosiveness on the court.
Cannot post up many NBA 4's at this time.
Continue to physically mature in the upper body, and extend his range out to the 3-point line. That is the only realistic hope I see for Zeller to be an excellent player. Perhaps then he could be an 18 and 8 guy.
A lot of his issues stem from inexperience in the NBA. I think he will be a solid player like most thought. He can be a career 15/8/3 guy which is solid NBA PF. He does have to extend his range and looking at his shot that should not be much of an issue.
"Sam Vincent? To be honest with you, I don't know what his concept was." - Gerald Wallace
It is just a difficult adjustment to the NBA game for him. Rookies don't get any calls either and right now he is playing extremely passive. Give him some time he will figure it out.
Nobody better trash my man!! lol - Honestly I think you all are right when you say he is to hesitant. He needs to trust his game and trust his skills. Once he gets more comfortable and the game slows down for him I think we are going to see huge improvement in the last half of the season. Also, I love Dunlap having him come off the bench and playing 16-25 minutes because he should not hit a rookie wall playing that type of minutes!
He seems to be regressing more ever game . Even acted sceared to shoot the ball last game . He's got to stop watching the game and start playing it. He watches the ball way to much . Hope he can get a attitude and take some playing time. Right now Toliver is taking more mins. ever game . Cody needs to take back what's his.
Its been like 10 games so far and hes getting 15 sporadic minutes a game. We don't know anything about him yet.
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
Wrong day for this thread.
He's looking like our best player at the moment.