Bobcats Sign Cody Zeller

Fourth overall pick Cody Zeller has signed his rookie contract with the Bobcats, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer (via Twitter).

Zeller's selection at No. 4 was one of the biggest surprises on draft night. The 20-year-old big man had a productive sophomore season at Indiana, averaging 16.5 PPG and 8.1 RPG, but he was behind Alex Len, Nerlens Noel, and Ben McLemore on most boards. All three of those prospects were still on the board when the Bobcats grabbed Zeller.

Assuming Zeller signs for 120% of his cap hold, as most rookies do, he'll earn about $3.86MM in his first season in the NBA, as our chart shows.

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