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October 13, 2019, 9:50 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac had a solid performance on Sunday with 10 points and eight boards on 3-of-4 shooting in 20 minutes.
Zubac is going to be the starting center this season as the Clippers will bring Montrezl Harrell off the bench again. He added one steal and two blocks to the stat sheet. He should be drafted in the later rounds this season as he could provide value in efficiency, rebounding and blocks.
September 30, 2019, 9:19 pmMaurice HarklessSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Maurice Harkless is part of the starting unit for the Clippers at the moment, along with Landry Shamet and Ivica Zubac.
Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley were the two no-doubters, and Harkless is clearly just in there while Paul George misses time due to shoulder surgeries. With a deep team, it is intriguing to see who will be running with the two new all-NBA acquisitions. Harkless could see starters minutes for anywhere from a week to over a month to start the season.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
August 5, 2019, 9:02 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac says he's been working on his 3-point shooting at the request of his coaching staff.
Zubac says he knows his role as a big man but also that "I’ve worked hard on my 3-point shot, so if Doc needs me to shoot it, which I believe at some point they’re going to want me to spread the floor and spread the paint, I’m going to be able to do it.” It doesn't sound like we have a Brook Lopez situation here for Zubac, who is 0-for-4 on threes for his career, but a handful of triples would be a nice boost to his fantasy game.
Source: The Athletic
July 11, 2019, 1:01 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers have made the re-signings of Ivica Zubac and Rodney McGruder official.
Zubac is believed to be returning on a four-year deal worth $28 million. He was gifted to the Clippers by the Lakers last season, and while there are concerns about how Zubes can hold up against elite competition, a young, capable center isn't a bad thing to have. We'd expect Zubac to continue to start but play less than Montrezl Harrell, and he looks like a cheap double-double guy with some blocks thrown in that could be attractive in deeper formats. McGruder, picked up off waivers from Miami last season, is back on a three-year, $15 million deal and makes for a shrewd signing. He won't play as much as he did with the Heat but gives the Clippers a backup wing that's capable of stepping into more minutes if needed. His fantasy appeal is limited, though he's one to remember if injuries strike.
Source: LA Clippers
July 6, 2019, 3:13 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Woj is reporting that Ivica Zubac has agreed to four-year, $28 million deal to remain with the Clippers.
Zubac was traded to the Clippers midseason last season and put up good value in 20.2 minutes across 26 games with 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks. His upside remains capped with Montrezl Harrell on the team and should continue to hover around top-200 value, outside of the standard league range.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 5:04 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers have extended a qualifying offer to Ivica Zubac, making him a restricted free agent.
Zubac flirted with top-200 value for much of the season and looks like he can be a part of the Clippers' next era, though his deficiencies may prevent him from ever being a big-minute guy. We'll go more in depth on his fantasy outlook once the free agency dust settles.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 21, 2019, 6:46 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac drew a DNP-CD in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.
Zubac started the first three games of the series, but only averaged 12 minutes per game. It would appear that he's out of the rotation, but we'll see if he can make an appearance in Game 5.
April 11, 2019, 2:21 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac scored 22 points on 10-of-13 from the field and added 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and three turnovers in Wednesday's home win over the Jazz.
Zubac (and Landry Shamet) led all starters with 29 minutes and though a nominal starter for the Clippers, he typically maxes out at around 20 minutes a game on most nights, especially when the game is close. Still, he's getting more consistent run than when he was a Laker which is great for his development but he'll need to get more burn to become a consistent standard league asset. Zubac finished the season with top-190/210 per game value in 9/8-cat.
April 4, 2019, 2:14 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac was able to salvage his fantasy line with eight rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist to go along with five points on 2-of-3 shooting as the Clippers got blown out 135-103 on their home floor in Wednesday's matchup vs. the Rockets.
Zubac has quietly produced top-100 value over the past week even as he continues to see under 20 minutes a game as he has averaged just under a block and steal in that time. If you need big man stats he is worth a look.
March 22, 2019, 11:04 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac only logged 17 minutes on Friday night but was able to deliver six points, eight rebounds and two blocks against the Cavs.
Zubac isn't playing a ton despite starting at center for the Clippers, but he remains an fine option if you need low-end big man numbers. Ideally you're not leaning on him in a 12-team league but there are worse options if you need boards and blocks.
March 13, 2019, 1:34 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac had a tough time generating much offense on Tuesday night, going 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points in 22 minutes against the Blazers.
That's a lot of shots for so little playing time, but it's worth noting that a whopping nine of Zubac's 15 rebounds came on the offensive glass. Jusuf Nurkic is a decent rim protector, but Zubes probably had a couple put-backs that he'd like another attempt at from this one. He remains a low-end big man to roster in the 14-16-team range, with fewer restrictions if you're streaming for boards down the stretch.
March 12, 2019, 1:12 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting while grabbing seven boards and handing out two assists on Monday.
Zubac logged 27 minutes and his energy overwhelmed a Celtics frontcourt that came out flat. He's still a bit inconsistent and with Montrezl Harrell still eating up all the frontcourt usage, Zubac is hard to trust outside of deep leagues.
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