March 13, 2017, 11:51 pm
Ivica Zubac finished with 25 points, one assist, 11 boards and one block on 12-of-15 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line in Monday’s loss to the Nuggets.
Before we go crazy here let’s set some things straight. First off Zubac is a 19-year old rookie so there is bound to be inconsistency. Second this game was a blowout against a team that struggles on defense. Third he is going to hurt you from the free throw line. With all that being said, it is probably worth taking a flier on the rook in most formats outside of 8-team leagues. The potential is there, along with the path to playing time. We all know Magic Johnson wants to see him out there for extended minutes. The Lakers defense is atrocious and they are top-10 in pace on offense. All that equals up to a lot of fantasy production “if” he is given the minutes and can produce somewhat consistently.