CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says Cody Zeller has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been announced.
The Vertical.com was first to report the signing.
The 7-foot Zeller started 60 games last season for the Hornets and averaged a career-high 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He is splitting time at center this season with Roy Hibbert, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason.
Had Charlotte not signed Zeller, he would have become a restricted free agent after the season. He is currently in his fourth season with the Hornets after being selected fourth overall in the 2013 draft.
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