Charlotte Hornets minus Cody Zeller at center: ‘The cupboard is a little bit bare’

The Charlotte Hornets are planning as if center Cody Zeller will be out for a while with a fractured left hand. What are the options, as coach James Borrego prepares for home games Saturday and Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets? — Bismack Biyombo sounds like the most likely option to step in as starting center. Biyombo started 29 of the Hornets’ 65 games last season, and is the only player with sufficient size (6-foot-9) and experience (nine seasons) to be reliable. — Borrego said he intends to play more small-ball, which means P.J. Washington at center and Miles Bridg…

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