HoopsHype Cody Zeller rumors

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Steve Clifford: "Cody Zeller has a lot of physical ability, his basketball IQ is through the roof, he has great intangibles and he’s young. I don’t want to limit him in any way but I want him to progress at his own rate. I don’t want to put demands on him, because he’s so team-oriented he’d feel undue pressure. I’m going to watch him, let him be comfortable and see how he goes. For us to be good, he’s got to be a really big part of it. But he’s a young guy and I don’t think he needs undue demands." Raleigh News & Observer

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The little bit of basketball Zeller has played so far as a Bobcat went exceedingly well. He was named to the all-tournament team at Las Vegas Summer League, after averaging 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in four games. New Bobcats coach Steve Clifford gave Zeller plenty of freedom to experiment offensively away from the basket. Zeller was pleasantly surprised how much NBA rules (defensive three-seconds and no-handchecking dribblers) opened up the lane for his drives. “First time in a while it didn’t seem like there were six or seven guys waiting for me in the lane,” Zeller said. Charlotte Observer

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Outside of your own team, has anything stood out or has anyone impressed you that you've seen? Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Terry Porter: "(Charlotte Bobcats power forward Cody) Zeller stood out to me today in the game I watched. He played really well, showed a lot of skill, especially with his ability to run the floor." Oregonian

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I'm struggling with where to place McLemore. He has had inconsistent workouts in Cleveland, Orlando and Phoenix. Everyone loves the talent, but teams are clearly wary, and the workouts have given them pause. I know the Suns would prefer Oladipo, and sources say there's strong support in the front office for Cody Zeller and Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams, as well. We're keeping McLemore here at No. 5, but I wouldn't be shocked if he ends up going a few spots lower in Mock 7.0 on Thursday. ESPN.com

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