Zeller is starting Saturday's game against the Knicks, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Zeller is making his first start since March 18, and Bismack Biyombo will head to the bench. In 20 starts this season, Zeller has averaged 9.6 points, 7.3 rebounds nad 2.5 assists in 23.8 minutes.
Zeller scored 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Bismack Biyombo got another start at center but played only 16 minutes, opening up enough court time for Zeller to make an impact. It's the first double-double since April 9 and seventh of the season for the 28-year-old, while the 29 minutes were his biggest workload since early February.
Zeller went to the locker room to receive stitches for a lacerated lip but is available to return to Tuesday's contest against the Pistons.
Zeller was cut during the game, but it won't prevent him from getting back on the court.
Zeller is averaging 18.5 minutes, 8.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks on 62 percent shooting over his last 15 games.
Zeller hasn't started since March 18, but his production has remained consistent. Zeller was at his best this season when LaMelo Ball was healthy and making things happen on a nightly basis for the Hornets' offense. During February, when Ball was healthy, Zeller averaged 24.5 minutes and 10.8 points. With Ball's return imminent, Zeller may be in line for a slight uptick in production.
Zeller scored 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting while adding 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 22 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Bucks.
It's the second straight double-double for Zeller, who has seen his role and minutes increase with Bismack Biyombo bumped from the rotation and P.J. Washington taking over as the starting center. The Hornets have won both contests, so Zeller may continue to produce useful fantasy numbers as long as the current frontcourt alignment is working.
Zeller registered 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 28 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
Zeller grabbed twice as many rebounds as the Hornets' second-best rebounder Wednesday, P.J. Washington despite playing in three fewer minutes. Still, this is just the sixth time across 31 outings that Zeller has grabbed double-digit rebounds. Through four April contests, Zeller is averaging 11.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
Zeller totaled 17 points (7-7 FG, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes during Friday's 114-97 win over the Pacers.
Zeller has put together a few perfect outings from the field, but before Friday, the most attempts he had in any of those performances was four. The veteran's seven made field goals were also the second-highest total of the season. He made eight on Feb. 1, but it took 15 attempts. Zeller will never have prolific production, but he is a high-energy player that makes the most of his time on the floor.
Zeller scored 16 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Zeller topped 20 minutes for the first time in four games since returning from a two-contest absence. He made the most of that opportunity, as he attempted double-digit shots from only the fifth time this season and managed his third double-double. Zeller's 24 minutes were in line with his workload prior to the injury, so it's possible he will more consistently see minutes in the low to mid-20s from this point forward.
Zeller (shoulder) is available and will come off the bench Wednesday at Houston.
The 28-year-old was upgraded to probable from questionable earlier in the day, so it's no surprise he's returning from the two-game absence. Zeller should eventually reclaim the starting role, but Bismack Biyombo continues to start at center for Charlotte on Wednesday.
Zeller (shoulder) is probable for Wednesday's game against Houston.
Zeller missed the last two games due to left shoulder inflammation, but he's trending in the right direction ahead of Wednesday's matchup. He'll likely start if he's active, which would push Bismack Biyombo to a bench role.
Zeller (shoulder) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
After missing two consecutive games due to left shoulder inflammation, Zeller could return Wednesday. If he does, he has a good chance of starting, which would push Bismack Biyombo to the bench.
The Hornets are hopeful Zeller (shoulder) can return to the court for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.
Zeller is set to miss Monday's game against the Spurs, which will mark his second straight absence. However, it looks like he will not be sidelined long. Still, while the team is optimistic for a Wednesday return, his final status will be determined by how he is feeling on game-day.
Zeller (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Spurs.
Zeller was sidelined due to left shoulder bursitis Saturday, and he'll miss a second straight game due to the injury. Bismack Biyombo and P.J. Washington should see increased run for the Hornets once again in his absence.
Zeller is out Saturday against the Clippers due to left shoulder bursitis.
Zeller played just 11 minutes during Thursday's game against the Lakers after not topping 19 minutes in either of the two prior games, so he may have been dealing with a sore shoulder for a while. Regardless, he'll be out Saturday, and that should mean more minutes for Bismack Biyombo and P.J. Washington.
Zeller (hip) registered 15 points (5-11 FG, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes Thursday in the Hornets' 105-102 win over the Pistons.
Zeller returned to the starting lineup after a four-game absence due to a hip injury and turned in his usual low-end big man stats. In the 14 games as a starter before going down with injury, he was averaging 10.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists while shooting 53 percent from the field. Zeller is fine roster filler in 12-team leagues for teams in need of boosts in the field-goal percentage and rebounds categories, but his upside is fairly low.
Zeller is starting Thursday's game against the Pistons.
Zeller wasn't initially listed among the starters for Thursday's matchup, but he'll ultimately return to the starting five after missing time due to a bruised hip. Bismack Biyombo will come off the bench against Detroit.
Zeller isn't starting Thursday's game against the Pistons.
Zeller will return to the court Thursday after missing the last four games due to a bruised hip. However, he'll play a bench role during his first game back on the court with Bismack Biyombo starting for the Hornets once again.
Zeller (hip) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against Detroit.
The big man missed the last four games before the break, but it looks like he's recovered from a bruised hip and could return to the starting lineup Thursday. Over his last 10 appearances, Zeller averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 boards, 2.5 assists and 0.5 blocks in 23.0 minutes.
Zeller (hip) will not play Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Zeller will sit out a fourth straight game due to a bruised left hip, and the next time he'll be able to take the court will be after the All-Star Game. In his absence, Bismack Biyombo and P.J. Washington should see more minutes at center.
Zeller (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game at Minnesota.
Zeller has sat out the past three games with a bruised left hip, but he could return to the court versus the Timberwolves. It's Charlotte's final game before the All-Star break, so the team could remain cautious to help avoid a setback before the time off.
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|05/18||@ IND||L 117-144||28||17||3||2||2||2||0|
|05/16||@ WAS||L 110-115||30||11||4||2||1||0||0|
|05/15||@ NY||L 109-118||36||10||11||3||2||0||0|
|05/13||vs LAC||L 90-113||18||10||6||1||2||0||0|
|05/11||vs DEN||L 112-117||29||15||10||3||1||2||0|
|05/09||vs NO||L 110-112||22||17||8||1||2||1||1|
|05/07||vs ORL||W 122-112||16||8||7||0||0||0||0|
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