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June 28, 2013

Video: Rick Bonnell analyzes the Charlotte Bobcats' pick of Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell and CineSport's Justin Shackil break down the Charlotte Bobcats' selection of Indiana power forward Cody Zeller with the 4th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

Posted by Charlotte Observer on June 28, 2013 at 06:24 PM | Permalink


Who's better...

...MKG or Zeller?

Put another way, if you can only keep one, who do you keep?

MKG - Zeller - Bizmack

If you can only keep 2 which two do you keep?

Posted by: NASTAR99 | Jun 28, 2013 9:34:44 PM

^^^ir you can only keep 3 which do you keep? Oh wait, you can keep 3.

Posted by: Skip | Jun 29, 2013 9:20:47 AM

Waiters, Zeller or Bennett. Who do you keep. Which 2 are the best? Who the F cares?

Posted by: Tim | Jun 29, 2013 12:53:36 PM

lettuce, tomatoes, or cucumbers.........discuss.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 29, 2013 2:34:08 PM

You look better with the lip sweater, Rick.

Posted by: Bull City Dog | Jun 29, 2013 3:31:00 PM

After my choice, Anthony Bennett left the board with the first pick, I didn't have a favorite. I had no problem with passing on Noel or Len because the Bobcats couldn't take a chance on drafting an injured player. And Noel duplicates Bismack. Defense is important, but if you can't score, you can't will. We need scorers. And let's hope that MKG has developed a jump shot.

Posted by: Star | Jun 29, 2013 6:59:39 PM

Typical slurpers, fall in love with players.

Players are nothing more than chess pieces (checkers in case of BOOBcats)...have to be prepared to cut any player at any time.

Zeller renders Buttfumble obsolete.

Posted by: NASTAR99 | Jun 29, 2013 10:18:27 PM

I didn't hate the pick, they needed a skilled big and they got the best one in the draft. Also, people forget that we now have a HOF center as the associate HC so who better to groom Zeller than Pat Ewing? This as a good pick in a "weak" draft. Go Hornets!

Posted by: Shane P | Jun 30, 2013 12:16:41 AM

That guy seems to know alot about slurping. Not surprised. Buttfumble? Now that is intelligent comedy. Dennis Miller would be really impressed,

Posted by: Tim | Jun 30, 2013 3:24:09 AM

I have not looked it up, but there is a good chance that Zeller is older than Biyombo and has almost certainly played more basketball in his life. I am not a huge Biyombo guy. It was too speculative as a pick, but he needs more time to develop. Good news is there is 2 more years on his rookie deal. By then, you will know.

Posted by: Davis | Jun 30, 2013 8:21:17 AM

biyombo (20 almost 21) is a whopping 2 months older than zeller (20 almost 21). who are both about a year older than mkg (19 almost 20).

give those 3 guys 5 years to develop together and you have a memphis grizzlies situation on your hands.

i really question those that are down on biyombo. i don't think any of you guys actually watch the league AND bobcats games. big men always take a long time to develop (howard being the exception) and it doesn't help he's going on his 3rd coach in 3 years.

cho keeps earning more and more faith as the "adult in the room" with his decisions. it's not quite buford/morey/presti level but it's very solid.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 30, 2013 1:45:48 PM

I agree he needs more time. In hindsight, Clay Thompson would have been a better pick. After that no one worth th pick went before 15, which means the Boncatswere not the only team that missed,

Posted by: Davis | Jun 30, 2013 2:35:27 PM

there are plenty of older guys that are producing quicker than biyombo but he's the youngest guy from that class.

klay is 2.5 years older. faried is 3 years older. vucuvic is 2 years older. even kahwi leonard is a year and a half older.

the jury is still out on the guy, but at the very least, he's been top 10 in blocks the first 2 years of his career while playing 23 mpg and 27 mpg. you can't be mad at that and feel like he's a bust if you drafted him to be a shot blocker and rebounder and he's doing just that. he was projected as ben wallace and maybe serge ibaka. right now he looks like...........ben wallace and maybe serge ibaka one day. i don't think his game will be similar to ibaka as I think he'll be way more of a back to the basket type than ibaka but level of talent......i think he will be there in 2 or 3 years.

ibaka just had his first big year at age 23 this past season. biyombo will be 21 this year. think about it.

microwave mentality need not apply.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 30, 2013 2:51:22 PM

I give Kemba, MKG, and Biz a hard time, but they are young and the problem has been the teaching/coaching of these young men.

Finally, Clifford and his staff look to be the best group of coaches this franchise has ever had. Brown came close, but old age and stubbornness dealt him in.

The core has great potential. They all play hard at both ends of the floor and don't take plays off. Great attitudes and good guys off the court too.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Jun 30, 2013 5:09:20 PM

2 future 2nds for thomas robinson. we couldn't do that?! very surprising. If they say they want to give zeller and biyombo room to breathe.....great. but it's hard to argue with getting a guy like robinson for 2 2nds.

Let him dominate the d-league to the point where he becomes trade bait and you flip 2 2nds for ANOTHER 2014 first. come on cho.....buy low sell high. deals like this and curry are what great GM's are made of. Olshey got a steal there.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 30, 2013 8:57:25 PM

broussard just said al jefferson wants 4-5 years at 15+ million per.

I know that's supposed to be a starting point to be talked down from but nooooooooooo effing way should it be anywhere in that ballpark.

i hate the idea of signing the guy for the minimum........if they give that dude more than 3 years and more than 12 million per....i quit.

Posted by: charlottean | Jul 3, 2013 11:24:29 PM

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