Zeller posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 109-98 win at Miami. Zeller missed three games between late February and early March, but he's looked consistent since returning to the starting lineup five games -- he has scored at least 10 points and/or grabbed at least five boards in every one of those contests. He should remain a starter moving forward.
Zeller finished with 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-4 FT), seven boards, and two assists across 23 minutes Monday in the Hornets' 143-138 loss to the Hawks in double overtime. Zeller got the start in the second consecutive game, but he saw fewer minutes than backup Bismack Biyombo. Still, he's been enjoying a relatively consistent role when on the court, having cleared 20 minutes in eight of his last nine games -- and helping fantasy owners in deeper leagues out with some points and boards in the process.
Zeller will remain the Hornets' starting center Monday against the Hawks, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. The Hornets have been rotating minutes between Zeller, Bismack Biyombo and Willy Hernangomez in recent weeks, but they'll deviate from that plan Monday night. Per coach James Borrego, Zeller will start, with Biyombo serving as the primary backup. Given how the rotation has worked over the last two weeks, that could mean Hernangomez will now be the odd man out.
Zeller will start Thursday's game against Denver, Jack Duffy of The Painted Lines reports. The Hornets appear to be alternating between Zeller and Bismack Biyombo, as Zeller had previously racked up three consecutive DNP-CDs, while Biyombo was in the starting lineup. Then, Charlotte switched over to Zeller for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, while Biyombo was a DNP-CD. In both situations, Willy Hernangomez has served as the backup.
Zeller will start Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Hornets radio voice John Focke reports. The Hornets continue to change up their rotation on a whim night-to-night, and this time it will be Zeller who gets the start at center after being a DNP-CD in each of the last three games. Bismack Biyombo will move to the bench, while Willy Hernangomez will also be in the mix.
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