The Charlotte Hornets announced Thursday that center Cody Zeller is set to make his return to the lineup Friday vs. the Bulls. Zeller has missed the past four weeks with a broken bone in his left hand but went through a scrimmage on Wednesday and appears to be ready to get back on the court. Hornets coach James Borrego said Zeller had no problems in the scrimmage and is ready to play while also noting the 7-foot center will not be on a minute’s restriction.
It's unclear if Zeller will replace Bismack Biyombo in the starting lineup or come off the bench.
Charlotte (6-8) has lost its last three games.