|July 8 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET21:54 GMT5:54 2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST1:54 UAE (+1)23:5417:54 ET4:54 PM CT20:54 - It's expected second-year player Cody Zeller will take the departed McRoberts' spot in Charlotte's starting lineup.
Analysis: Zeller, the No. 4 pick in the 2013 draft, played in 82 games with three starts as a rookie and averaged six points and four rebounds per game last season. However, he showed dramatic improvement in the second half of the season - and said he's ready to take on a starting role. He will be guided by Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing.
|Jan. 2 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - Zeller showed once again he isn't ready for the NBA in Wednesday's 112-85 loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: The 7-foot Zeller missed all six shots from the floor but made all six from the line. Why anyone would foul him is another story since he would probably miss any shot he would attempt. He has made 2 of his last 20 attempts from the field and figures to be on the trading block soon the way he is regressing.
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