The Charlotte Hornets announced Monday night that they’ve signed Cody Zeller to deal reportedly worth $56 million over four years.
Zeller, 24, will bypass restricted free agency next summer.
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The big fella was picked fourth overall in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Zeller’s talks extended into Monday night and a deal was reached within two hours of the midnight ET deadline for extensions for the 2013 NBA draft class.
Zeller, 24, has been a solid performer for the Hornets, who have re-signed draft picks Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to extensions in successive years.
Zeller started 60 games a season ago, averaging 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds a game. He’s an anchor of the franchise’s frontcourt with Kidd-Gilchrist and center Roy Hibbert.