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.
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