Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte upgraded center Cody Zeller (fractured hand) to probable vs. the Bulls on Sunday, and source tells ESPN that Zeller plans to make his return then.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today that center Cody Zeller underwent successful surgery on the fourth metacarpal of his left hand. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Zeller suffered the fractured left hand in the fourth quarter of Charlotte’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 23. Zeller will be listed as out and will be reevaluated in four weeks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: After surgery on his fractured left hand in New York today, Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, source tells ESPN.
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller suffered a fractured left hand in Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team said. He was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game, but it is too soon to tell how much time Zeller will miss, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "Cody is obviously going to miss some time and we need other guys to step up," Hornets coach James Boorego said.
Rick Bonnell: Per TV, Cody Zeller is back in the locker room. Don't know details. @HornetsPR?
Rick Bonnell: Cody Zeller said no indication he'd need surgery on the knee that kept him out of the last dozen or so games. He said the swelling is down.
Rick Bonnell: Hornets coach James Borrego said no determination on whether Marvin Williams and/or Cody Zeller plays any more this season. Both out tonight.
Rod Boone: Cody Zeller putting up shots. He's out for 11th straight game. He said Malik inspired him to go with the headband look. Asked James Borrego if they're shutting Zeller down. "We're not there yet," he said. "... At some point we may have to make that call but we are not there yet."
Rick Bonnell: Cody Zeller is out for the Hornets; 5th in a row with left knee soreness and swelling. No indication when (or if) this season that MKG will be back from his concussion.
Rick Bonnell: Cody Zeller again listed as doubtful (left knee soreness) for Tuesday home game against the 76ers. If he misses this one, that would be four in a row. Might this end up like last season, when Zeller was shut down last several weeks?
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets list center Cody Zeller as doubtful to play Sunday in Miami against the Heat. He has missed the last 2 games with a sore knee. Getting back Zeller would be big in a game of such consequence to Hornets’ slim margin for error to reach playoffs.
Rod Boone: Cody Zeller is out tonight vs. Wizards, James Borrego said. MKG looked good in early pregame warmups and will play.
Rod Boone: James Borrego on Cody Zeller: "He's day-to-day right now. He's progressing the right way, just not enough to go tonight. So hopefully by Sunday (in Miami)., we'll have him back. That's not a guarantee, but I think he's making progress over the last few days."
Rod Boone: Tony Parker (rest) is also out for #Hornets tonight. So to recap: No Parker, MKG (left knee strain), Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) or Marvin Williams (illness) vs. Rockets.
Rod Boone: James Borrego said Cody Zeller is "close." Cody is still on the court post-practice doing drills. Reading the tea leaves, sounds like he's going to be questionable for tomorrow's game vs. Clippers. The guess here is unless he has a setback with next 24 hours, he'll play. pic.twitter.com/fNzv3knhke
Rod Boone: There's a possibility Cody Zeller will be able to return before the All-Star break, James Borrego said. Cody was out a little while ago going through some drills. Definitely appears to be near to getting back into the lineup.
Rick Bonnell: @Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says center Cody Zeller is “close” to being cleared to play. So far this season, Borrego has been reluctant to speculate on injuries, so that sounds promising for Zeller, recovering from a broken hand.
Rod Boone: James Borrego said Cody Zeller is "about a week away" from returning. Said he's close and when he comes back it will make #Hornets a deeper team.
Rick Bonnell: Looks like progress regarding @Cody Zeller (but still weeks away from playing following a broken hand). pic.twitter.com/e3w8wY2AJE
Rod Boone: Cody Zeller spoke today for the first time since fracturing his right hand and undergoing surgery earlier this month. Unclear how much longer he'll be out. Just started oncourt activities yesterday. Asked him how injury happened and his thoughts on #Hornets struggles without him:
Rod Boone: James Borrego said Cody is going to be out for a while. Not quite sure how long Jeremy will be out due to tricky nature of hamstring injuries. FWIW, just saw Lamb leaving locker room and he wasn't walking overly gingerly. But walking on a hammy and running are 2 different things.
Rod Boone: Final: #Hornets 125, Magic 100: Biggest thing now will be how long Jeremy Lamb and Cody Zeller are out. With a lengthy 6-game West Coast trip on tap after Wednesday's home game vs. Mavs, it's not exactly the most ideal time.
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller sustained a fracture in his right hand during Monday's game against the Orlando Magic, the team announced. Zeller exited to the locker room in the 3rd quarter and had X-rays that showed the injury.
Rod Boone: So that's a hamstring injury for Jeremy Lamb and a fractured right hand for Cody Zeller. #Hornets head into the new year banged up and down two starters. Not exactly a Happy New Year's eve.
Rick Bonnell: Frank Kaminsky starts the second half for Hornets at center. Cody Zeller has a rib contusion, suffered in the first half.
Center Cody Zeller’s season is over, as the Charlotte Hornets scrambled for bodies Sunday in a home game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Zeller had missed the previous 11 games with soreness and swelling in his left knee.
Sunday morning, Clifford said it seems pointless to try to have Zeller play with five games left and the team eliminated from playoff contention. “I would say we’re at the stage now where it almost becomes, ‘Why?’” ask him to play, Clifford said. “It’s so hard to not play for long stretches off the season. Why, with five games left, would we even play him? It makes more sense to me to let him get back to 100 percent and then just start again next (season).”
Rick Bonnell: And now @Charlotte Hornets say Cody Zeller is doubtful with more left knee soreness. Cody said recently he was told to expect this sort of post-surgery thing, maybe the rest of the season. So, Willy Hernangomez gets some minutes.
Rick Bonnell: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (hamstring) and Cody Zeller (knee) both out versus Celtics. Dwight Howard (rib) will play; he’s only Hornet to play every game this season.
Rick Bonnell: Zeller said no reinjury of his left knee. It just swelled up on him. TBD if he plays versus Boston.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today that Cody Zeller will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to address a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Zeller sustained the injury in the third quarter of the Hornets game against Golden State on Dec. 6. Further updates on his status and a timetable for his return will be provided when available.
Backup center Cody Zeller, who has missed the last four games with a bruised right knee, plans to play Sunday at home against the Orlando Magic. The Hornets list Zeller as probable, after he fully participated in practice.
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller is sitting out Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a sore thigh.
Rick Bonnell: Cody Zeller is OUT tonight and it doesn't sound likely he plays Wednesday at Golden State. I'll have a story on his injury later today.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets list Cody Zeller as DOUBTFUL to play in Portland Tuesday. He's recovering from a quad contusion.
Rick Bonnell: Cody Zeller OUT again with a quad contusion. The @Charlotte Hornets are 1-8 when he doesn't play this season.
It doesn’t sound like Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller will be available to play anytime soon. Zeller has been held out of contact drills this preseason while he receives treatment for a bone bruise along his right knee. Wednesday he was held out of the entire practice. "He’s not even doing the non-contact stuff at this stage, so he has a long way to go," said Hornets coach Steve Clifford.
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller had to miss scrimmaging against Team USA this week in Las Vegas due to a sore right knee. An NBA source confirmed Zeller had some soreness that caused him to cancel his participation with the USA Select Team. The injury is not considered serious.
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And while he was brought in by Griffin to serve as a playoff-tested cultural leader, Alvin Gentry’s coaching staff even lobbied the front office to move on from him last season, sources said. There’s now a widespread sense New Orleans is hoping to move Redick to a franchise closer to his family in Brooklyn. “I think they’re just trying to do right by him,” said a league source close to the situation.
At 31, Bledsoe’s own defensive deficiencies make him a suboptimal starting option in the backcourt, and the point guard does not match a Pelicans timeline that features the younger Williamson and Ingram. Moving Bledsoe would also afford more playing time for Nickeil Walker-Alexander and Kira Lewis Jr., two young ball-handlers the front office is said to be particularly bullish on but who have been trapped behind the veteran in Stan Van Gundy’s rotation. “That’s the challenge when you bring in an old-school coach,” said a rival scout.
“If you just let Lonzo be Lonzo and Zion be Zion, they’re gonna team up for 8, 10 points a night,” said one NBA coach. For now, it appears there’s little expectation New Orleans will move Ball before the March 25 trade deadline, sources said.
From roster-building to lineup experimentation, these days in the bayou are rightfully engineered around complementing Zion Williamson and his historic ability to dominate the interior. That is why the Pelicans did not reach rookie-extension agreements with either Lonzo Ball or Josh Hart before the season, sources said. That same calculus played into Brandon Ingram’s extension discussions as well.
The Wolves have been big on talking about developing a winning culture, but it’s hard to do that when there isn’t much evidence of success. “There is some evidence it may work like what happened with Philadelphia, I guess,” Rubio said. ” ‘Trust the process’ when they went like two, three years, really bad and then they started winning. I kind of don’t believe in that kind of system. We have to build good habits from Day One and I don’t think we are in the right way to be honest.”
On a larger level, Rubio said the Wolves aren’t learning from their mistakes. “If you do the same mistake over and over again, it means you’re not learning,” Rubio said. “Learning through mistakes as a young team can happen, but then make different mistakes. I think we’re doing the same mistakes over and over.”
“You look at what Robert Williams does with the Celtics. They don’t really run plays for him,” Hill said. “He goes out there and is a defensive presence. He’s a presence on the boards and makes you change shots. If O can kind of figure out a couple of things like that, that will put him on the floor to have offensive opportunities. “We need someone like that to be an anchor in that second unit, especially with guys like Gallo, myself and Tony (Snell). If he can be that guy who comes in defensively, sets screens and rolls, he can definitely see the floor.”