Former No. Sign me up, baby! 3.375e-18, or whatever the hell that means.). That is, Cody Zeller can in fact jump, but cannot shoot. At one point, he was thought of as a top three pick and potential number one overall selection. Zeller is shooting 61 percent from the field this season. NBA, players agree to salary cap and free agency dates. The 7-foot Zeller started 60 games last season for the Hornets and averaged a career-high 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

And that’s just one individual. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have shown they are committed to center Cody Zeller. Oklahoma City Thunder news from FanSided Daily. Reggie Jackson to be the new 6th Man for the OKC Thunder next year? The former Duke Blue Devil is young with upside, but do the risks outweigh the rewards? Giannis Antetokounmpo Falls Asleep & Cody Zeller Steals The Ball After Free Throws Leaving Both Teams In Disbelief! Cody himself has said that he "shot 3's back in high school, just not necessarily in games." Cody Zeller Keeps #18 Indiana Perfect – Tim Ethridge/Evansville Courier & Press: 12/20/2011; Cody Zeller, Indiana Best Illinois – (John Supinie/Gatehouse News Service): 02/10/2012; Big Ten Announces 2012 Men’s Basketball Postseason Honors – BigTen.org: 03/06/2012 What if Cody was drafted because WABP's can, more often than not, shoot? Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Even if Jordan and Cho subconsciously drafted Zeller because they thought he'd be able to shoot, can you blame them for making that kind of generalization? The move came as no surprise within the organization, as it understood from the beginning that Duncan would assist Popovich for only a short period. The Thunder may be thinking big because they will likely need to replace Kendrick Perkins some time down the road and Hasheem Thabeet wasn’t exactly the greatest backup center ever last season. That is, there will from time to time be talk of WABP’s not getting drafted out of college due to fear that their skills won’t translate to the professional level of their chosen sport — this is most common in both football or basketball. Cody Zeller set the record for the highest standing vertical leap of any draft participant 6’9’’ and over. The Lakers have announced that games for the 2020-2021 season will be held without fans until further notice. It’s an interesting question, only because Zeller could never shoot at Indiana — although sure, oftentimes big men who can shoot are just not allowed to by their college coaches.

What about high school? NBA Trades: Where can the OKC Thunder send Kendrick Perkins? True story, and that's not all: Zeller recorded the highest standing vertical of any player taller than 6-foot-9 in combine history. NBA.com is part of Warner Media, LLC’s Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network, Bucks add veteran forward Marvin Williams, Spurs sign Tyler Zeller for rest of season, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist signs with Mavericks, Hornets waive forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Suns honor 'The Valley' with City Edition uniform, Lakers announce information on fans in attendance for 2020-21 season, Report: Russell Westbrook wants out of Houston, Thunder introduce Mark Daigneault as new head coach, Tim Duncan stepping down as Spurs' assistant coach. Today at the NBA Draft Combine, former Indiana Hoosier big man Cody Zeller stole the show with an impressive workout. Usually when the selection of a player in the draft is classified as a "miss" or "bust" or whatever word Chad Ford would likely use when, uh, "reviewing" past drafts, it generally has to do with talent. And if so, does it really matter? Now we have a pretty clear picture of the warp speed offseason that’s about to start. Did Jordan and/or Cho think that Zeller would be able to develop into a stretch 4 beside. Positions only ever existed to delineate skill sets. He is currently in his fourth season with the Hornets after being selected fourth overall in the 2013 draft. Meaning, you don’t expect guys to go left on you, and you certainly don’t expect white players — especially in professional basketball — to not be able to shoot, or for that matter jump over you, like Cody can. Being white has traditionally been such an indicator of shooting ability that it’s to some degree probably played to Zeller’s benefit throughout his career, much in the same way left handedness plays into said hands of players who use that particular appendage. Zeller also has two brothers who are just as tall as him, a factoid which most fans are at least peripherally aware of, due to its near-constant use as anecdotal filler for broadcast producers and commentators around the country. Zeller has been up and down over the last year with where scouts projected him to be selected in this draft. Reddit User Sets Dion Waiters' Mistakes to Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On'. Being white has traditionally been such an indicator of shooting ability that it’s to some degree probably played to Zeller’s benefit throughout his career, much in the same way left handedness plays into said hands of players who use that particular appendage. I don't know, but it's interesting to think about, how, even at the highest levels of athletic personnel decision-making, 2020 Hornets free agent forum: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Those needs, and the positions that filled those needs have definitely changed. Cody Zeller’s 3-point shooting percentage for his career is 9.1 percent. As At The Hive’s Russell Varner pointed out recently, the big man has finally found his positional home in the NBA, and it’s at center. These facts are a bit dramatic, but the point remains. Pair that with my own rough estimate based on the distribution of 45 million males between that age range, and you have a .0000015 [5 repeating] chance of being a 7-foot tall male between the ages of 20 and 40. Zeller posted a standing vertical jump of 35.5 inches, which is … Phoenix will celebrate its region in Arizona during the 2020-21 season. Zeller has battled through knee and shoulder injuries in the past year, but seems to be healthy now. By clicking "Submit", you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Cody Zeller is one of the weirder white basketball players in the NBA. Hard to tell right now but this is the kind of thing that causes a player’s draft stock to really rise. I don't know, but it's interesting to think about, how, even at the highest levels of athletic personnel decision-making — especially during an analytic boom in professional sports — some decisions, really haven't much changed. Zeller agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract extension with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the deal. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. Your privacy is safe with us. Sign up to receive NBA emails! These facts are a bit dramatic, but the point remains. After a pretty weak showing in the NCAA Tournament, some are now saying that Zeller won’t get taken until the very end of the lottery.
Probability of having three in the same family given these admittedly imperfect approximations?
Want every headline right at your fingertips? Cody Zeller and drafting whiteness: A glance at the intersection of race and talent, of being so bad at something so often associated with WABP’s, while at the same time owning one of the more defining attributes that’s so disassociated with WABP’s to the point that it’s literally the title of an, In fact, the degree and extent to which he can and cannot do each of these often racially-correlated things, is actually stunning, These facts are a bit dramatic, but the point remains.