Originally Posted by Quizno
i'm gonna have to disagree with you guys; i think zeller is a fantastic pick. i know a lot of people are on the noel train, but i don't think he can contribute much to this team. we drafted by need . if there's one thing the bobcats need it's a low post scorer and zeller has by far the best post game in the draft. i don't remember the last time the bobcats had a big that could iso with his back to the basket and score consistently. okafor was okay at it but zeller's going to be better
on top of that, he's a pretty good defender too and a hustle guy. i think he's a lock for first team all rookie and should be in contention for ROY. maybe i'm overrating the guy but i think he'll be fantastic for us
i don't see the "nerlens noel potential superstar" stuff. i know it's a pretty common opinion but i just really don't see it. he has no post game at all and almost all of his buckets are on putbacks. he has potential to be a legit rim protector but if bismack biyombo fulfills his potential he should be able to fill that role. bottom line is the bobcats need offense, specifically low post offense, and zeller provides that better than any big in the draft
we're all just waiting for wiggins to come to charlotte anyway
I'm starting to come around to this thinking myself. It took awhile to pick my jaw up off the ground last night but now it's making more sense. Noel slipped to 6 because word on the street is that his injury might be career-breaking, ala Greg Oden. McLemore is gonna be a star but we already have Hendo. We needed a big and the 2 left were Len and Zeller. Both have their pros and cons but Len just had ankle surgery which can be problematic for a big guy. Zeller was the safe pick. As a result the Cats didn't extend a qualifying offer to Mullens, so Cody is our guy. I hope Ewing can toughen him up.