January 30, 2017, 4:54 pm
Coach Luke Walton has said that Ivica Zubac starting is “definitely a possibility at some point.”
Zubac has played well in the limited minutes he has gotten so far. He has only played three games with over 20 minutes, but in those games, he has averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and 1.7 turnovers per game. It is a small sample size but he has the talent. His teammate D’Angelo Russell comments that he is “going to be special” when he gets the opportunity. Zubac likewise spoke highly of Russell especially when they run the pick and roll. He is a great stash for the second half of the season particularly if the Lakers continue in their losing ways. Considering they would lose their pick if it’s not a top 3, they should continue in losing.