March 5, 2020, 10:44 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac double-doubled on Thursday with 17 points and 12 boards to go with a block.
Zubac was surprisingly not run off the court against the Rockets tonight and that was partly due to the fact that their defense couldn't contain him. He's underrated in a sense that people always mention the Clippers needing more firepower at the five position, but Zubac can more than hold his own. The issue in fantasy is consistent playing time as the team is loaded with depth.
February 22, 2020, 7:04 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac came away with eight points and 15 rebounds on Saturday.
Zubac needed only 20 minutes to do that damage, adding a block for good measure. He took advantage of a matchup against the undersized Harry Giles but will settle down in the near future. Zubes is a traditional big with a late-round ceiling, though he's viable when he's playing well like this.
February 8, 2020, 11:34 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell scored 11 points on Saturday but didn't add much else with only one rebound, one block and one turnover in 17 minutes.
Harrell is trending down and the addition of Marcus Morris to the Clippers could only hurt Harrell's value. Ivica Zubac (seven points and eight rebounds in 16 minutes) has played 20.6 minutes per game the past two weeks which is limiting Harrell's impact. He is still inside the top-120 the past two weeks and could hold late-round value in standard leagues, but he is headed in the wrong direction.
January 23, 2020, 3:08 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Marc Stein of The New York Times is reporting that the Clippers are exploring the trade market to add a dependable big man and wing depth to the team.
The Clippers could use another big man to pair with Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell, as well as another wing defender to play behind their superstar forwards. The Clippers are set with their core and will be doing their due diligence to round out the kinks of the roster before the stretch run.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 1:49 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (strained left hamstring) will miss Wednesday's game.
George has been missing from game action since January 5. He could be close to a return, but it won't happen against the Hawks. The Clippers will be quite shorthanded and Ivica Zubac should see some big minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 15, 2020, 1:32 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac double-doubled with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 25 minutes in a win over the Cavs on Tuesday.
It feels like Zubac is putting up solid lines like this pretty often, but a glance at his stats remind us that he's still ineffective more often than not. In order to become a valuable in a standard 12-team league, he's going to need a boost in minutes where he's averaged just 17.5 per game for the season.
January 3, 2020, 1:19 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac turned 18 minutes into eight points, five rebounds and four blocks on Thursday night.
Nothing too crazy here outside of the blocks but it's a nice night worth noting. Zubac held his own against Andre Drummond for the most part and remains a low-end big man that's viable in deeper leagues.
December 31, 2019, 8:54 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with 13 rebounds and one block over 23 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Kings.
Zubac has picked up the pace yet and is playing in the 150-200 range over the last week or so. Give him a look if you're desperate for a big man.
December 29, 2019, 2:46 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with 12 boards, two assists and one block in 28 minutes.
Zubac got a big boost with Rudy Gobert needing a big to check him and Montrezl Harrell was also out. He's a low-end big man for those in 200-player formats.
December 22, 2019, 12:48 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac shot a perfect 7-of-7 from the field on Saturday on his way to scoring 15 points with five rebounds in 21 minutes.
Zubac won't be perfect from the floor every night and Montrezl Harrell (21 points in 20 minutes on Saturday) is the center to own on the Clippers despite Zubac being the starter. Zubac is just inside the top-200 in per game value on the season and is only worth rostering in deeper leagues.
December 11, 2019, 10:03 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica got the start but was limited to seven points, contributing in other ways with eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks on Wednesday.
Zubac only saw 16 minutes of action but made the most of it in the counting categories. He ceded his minutes to Montrezl Harrell who had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Patrick Patterson also chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. Harrell is the one to own here, even if he is coming off the bench.
December 6, 2019, 10:53 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac was one of the few Clippers to make it out of Friday's game unscathed with 14 points and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Zubac doesn't seem like a natural success story against an opponent like the Bucks but he made it work tonight, unlike most of his teammates. The Zubes has been well outside the top-200 of late and is only a 14-16-team option unless you're hunting specifically for boards. Even then, his minutes give Zubac a very shaky floor.
November 24, 2019, 11:43 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell dropped 34 points on 13-of-18 shooting in a 134-109 win over the Pelicans on Sunday.
Harrell added one steal and two blocks to the stat sheet as well. He outplayed Ivica Zubac, who put up five points and 10 rebounds in 17 minutes before fouling out. Harrell will hover around top-50 value this season, while Zubac is a late-round option.
November 20, 2019, 2:27 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard is listed as questionable to play on Wednesday due to a left knee contusion, but did participate in shootaround.
The Clippers have been very careful with Leonard so far this season. Montrezl Harrell, Paul George, and Ivica Zubac have been relied upon even more heavily in Leonard's absence. Stay tuned for more updates.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
November 17, 2019, 1:23 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac fouled out in only 17 minutes of play after scoring seven points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks in Saturday's win over the Hawks.
In less than 16 minutes a game this season Zubac is providing top-100 value thanks to highly efficient FG and FT percentage, high rebounds and good blocks without hurting owners anywhere. He is an easy player to own that can be picked up and dropped on the waiver-wire without raising too many eyebrows.