2013 NBA Draft Rumors: Cody Zeller Moving Up?


Centers and point guards will be flying off the board at an alarming rate in the first hour of the draft. If Noel and Len go 1-2, Zeller will be smiling ear-to-ear. In that scenario, the impulsive front office in Charlotte could reach for the former Mr. Basketball from the State of Indiana. Zeller shot very well during his private workouts, which has altered the way teams are viewing him. If he can be a stretch four or five in the NBA, capable of knocking down 20-footers, he could be a solid pro. Prior to his workouts, he was floating around the teens in most mock drafts, but now his floor appears to be the 76ers at 11.  

The 76ers could be in a bad position at 11 if both Zeller and Adams come off the board ahead of them. In that scenario, a boom or bust player like Shabazz Muhammad would suddenly be a possibility for Sam Hinkie and the 76ers. They'd love to trade down, but much like the Mavericks there aren't many teams interested in trading into that 11-15 window.