Cody Zeller didn't have the sophomore season he nor the Charlotte Hornets probably wanted. Zeller battled numerous injuries and a torn rotator cuff ended his year a few weeks early.
But Charlotte's former fourth overall pick enters the 2015-16 season 100 percent healthy, and with a potential new weapon in his offensive repertoire. Here's SB Nation's At the Hive with more:
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If Zeller can add a three-point shot to his bag of mediocre tricks, he'll go from a below-average starter to a 23-year-old who deserves the spotlight. It'd do wonders for his individual skill set, but also open up Charlotte's wretched offense.
Earlier this summer, head coach Steve Clifford suggested that Zeller would be working on his 3-point shot. While he's not a great shooter from deep, that isn't unfamiliar territory for Zeller. “I shot 3's back in high school, just not necessarily in games,” Zeller said. “I'm not reinventing the wheel.” Still, Zeller acknowledged that there's still a lot to learn. “It's just getting comfortable with the footwork and spacing the 3 off the pick and roll. It's been a huge adjustment,” he said.