NBA Mock Draft Pick #12 -- Cody Zeller, Forward, Indiana
SB Nation's Thunder blog Welcome to Loud City explains the pick:
The Thunder will draft Cody Zeller! Zeller, being a 7 foot tall white center from the Midwest, evokes bad memories of Cole Aldrich, a center who the Thunder traded some significant assets to get. But Zeller looks a bit different. While Cole Aldrich was known for his quiet demeanor, agility, post moves, and ability to finish on the break, Cody Zeller is known for exactly the same things. But seriously, Zeller is more offensively sound than Aldrich was, and the Thunder desperately need some scoring in the post right now. He's also known as a total team player, which is something that the Thunder seriously value. Because of his knowledge of the game and consistent play, he's simply the least likely to bust at this point. I know the draft is all about potential, but with the Thunder looking to win now, they need a sure thing.