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.
November 8, 2019, 1:14 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac hauled in 13 rebounds to go with an assist, a steal, two blocks and 15 points on Thursday against the Blazers.
Zubac is a perfect low-end bench guy as he'll blow up for games like this. He's doing it all on high efficiency which is also great news and for now you just have to enjoy the ride.
November 4, 2019, 12:04 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac went 4-of-6 from the field on his way to 11 points and nine rebounds in a win over the Jazz on Sunday.
Zubac contributed one assist, one steal and one block to the box score. He is hovering around top-100 value despite playing just 16.6 minutes per game through the first seven contests. He produces late-round value and is a good source of rebounding and efficiency.
October 29, 2019, 1:23 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac had another nice night on Monday against the Hornets with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting to go with six rebounds, one assist and five blocks.
Zubac has been playing well enough lately to be owned in standard leagues as a low-end big with some defensive upside. The minutes still aren't there though which is the main reason why we're not getting too excited about his long-term prospects.
October 25, 2019, 1:58 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac needed only 18 minutes to deliver 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in Thursday's demolition of the Warriors.
Zubac went 4-of-5 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. Surprisingly, he was a big beneficiary of Golden State's new leaky defense, as he would roll to the rim and find himself matched up with a wing player under the bucket, if a Warrior even bothered to rotate over at all. We wouldn't expect Zubes to be this good on a nightly basis but he's a nice low-end big for the 14-16-team range.
October 23, 2019, 2:58 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell played 38 minutes off the bench against the Lakers on Tuesday, and he turned that into 17 points (7-for-11 FGs, 3-for-8 FTs), seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
It's a strong start to Harrell's season, as he appears ready for another year of great field goal percentage and good points, boards and blocks with scary free throw numbers. Ivica Zubac started, but just played the other 10 minutes at center in this one. It's possible that this allotment of minutes was mostly based on the matchup, but Zubac owners should have their eyes on his role in the next game.