Cody Zeller (ankle) is considered questionable for Sunday's matchup with Milwaukee.
Zeller was limited to 15 minutes in Friday's loss to Cleveland due to the ailment, and his status is firmly up in the air for Sunday's contest. A decision likely won't come until after morning shootaround, but if Zeller is held out, the likes of Spencer Hawes and Frank Kaminsky (back) could each see increased time.
Zeller was productive off the bench Monday and even saw more playing time than starters Al Jefferson, Marvin Williams, and P.J. Hairston. It's also worth noting that Zeller was chosen to be on the court during crunch time at the end of the game rather than those three starters. Between this and the fact that he played his most minutes since the opener, it appears the 23-year-old is back to full health and may be in line to maintain these minutes going forward, if he can continue being productive.
Cody Zeller (ankle) has been cleared to play Monday against the Kings.
Zeller missed the Charlotte Hornets ' previous game Friday against the 76ers due to the left ankle strain, but was able to get back on the court for Sunday's practice. After he completed Monday's morning shootaround without any setbacks, the Hornets felt comfortable signing off on Zeller's return to the court. Prior to going down with the injury, Zeller had started back-to-back games for the Hornets, but he'll likely head back to a bench role now that P.J. Hairston (quadriceps) has been cleared to return. Additionally, rookie Frank Kaminsky has been making a case for more frontcourt minutes of late, so it's possible that Zeller sees a downturn in his playing time off the bench upon his return.
Cody Zeller (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the 76ers.
Zeller sprained his ankle earlier in the week and was initially considered questionable for Friday's matchup. After being evaluated during the afternoon, Zeller has been ruled out, meaning the likes of Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes could pick up a few extra minutes.
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