Today was Halloween, and many of us went out to do some “Trick-or-Treating”, but for the Charlotte Hornets, they wanted to give fans a treat to remember, instead of playing tricks. The treat that the Hornets had in store today for the fans was that they have come to terms with Cody Zeller on a multi-year deal to remain with Charlotte.
Hornets general manager Rich Cho, who has somewhat turned this team around by building a young, talented core of players, knew that he wanted Zeller to remain a Hornet into the near future. “Maintaining and building a young core of players has been a goal of us for the past few years. We’re excited that Cody will be part of the Hornets organization for years to come.” Cho said.
Zeller(7’0″, 240 lbs.) was selected by Charlotte with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and has appeared in 220 career games with the franchise, which includes 109 career starts over his four years with the Hornets. During the 2015-16 season, he started in a career-best 60 games with Charlotte, averaging 8.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 24.3 minutes per game, helping the Hornets to a 48-34 mark in the regular season last year, before being eliminated by the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2016 Eastern Conference First round playoff series in 7 games.
“Cody is a hard-worker, team-first player and a versatile talent that was a part of our huge success last year, and we look forward to a bright future with Cody as part of our roster that we are continuing to build.” quoted Cho.
The Charlotte Hornets will return to action on Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center as they welcome in the Philadelphia 76ers for a 7:00 p.m. start.