June 30, 2018, 12:32 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are expected to guarantee the contract of Ivica Zubac for the 2018-19 season.
For $1.5 million, why not? Zubac is only 21 years old and the Lakers will still maintain the most cap room space by a mile. He showed some promise his rookie season but was limited last season with the arrival of Brook Lopez. The 21 year old from Croatia played only 9.5 minutes across 43 games last year but with Lopez now an unrestricted free agent, Zubac's role should increase. The 7'1" center is more of a traditional big and yet to show that he can hit the three or guard the perimeter when teams play small ball so his upside may be limited in that regard but he is certainly a double-double threat with good shot-blocking numbers when he does get the minutes.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter