Cody Zeller Illness: Latest on Hornets PF's Status and Return

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FORT WAYNE, IN - OCTOBER 22: Cody Zeller #40 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on against the Indiana Pacers during a preseason game at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on October 22, 2015 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Hornets 98-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Charlotte Hornets power forward Cody Zeller is dealing with dehydration but won't be missing any games as a result.

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Zeller Active vs. Bulls

Monday, Nov. 2

The Hornets announced Zeller will play against the Chicago Bulls despite previously being listed as questionable.

Zeller Diagnosis Revealed

Monday, Nov. 2

The Hornets announced Zeller is dealing with dehydration ahead of Tuesday's game.

Earlier in the day, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported Zeller had lost 10 pounds "unexpectedly" and was undergoing tests. Bonnell also passed along comments from Hornets head coach Steve Clifford, who said the big man tested negative for mononucleosis.

How Zeller Impacts Hornets

Zeller hasn't quite lived up to his billing as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Although he possesses undeniable offensive skills and deft shooting touch, the 23-year-old lacks a thick build—a problem that may unfortunately be exacerbated by his sudden weight loss.

Marvin Williams starts over Zeller at the 4 for Charlotte, who may get a more extended look at rookie lottery pick Frank Kaminsky in the frontcourt rotation for the time being if Zeller's minutes are limited.

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