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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.
March 9, 2019, 2:15 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac was solid on Friday, posting 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.
Montrezl Harrell was slowed by foul trouble and Zubac responded well to the extra run and usage. He's worth a look in deep leagues if you need a slight edge in big-man stats.
March 3, 2019, 8:04 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac posted seven points, 11 rebounds and five assists in Sunday's cakewalk against the Knicks.
Zubac also chipped in a block but went just 3-of-9 from the field. He's got a steady gig but is still more of a 14-team asset the rest of the way. If you're an optimist, you can point to the fact that he would've been a bit more active had this one been close to competitive. Montrezl Harrell put up a quick 18 points with five boards and two steals while JaMychal Green chipped in 16 points and three triples.
March 2, 2019, 12:41 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac double-doubled with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 18 minutes in Friday's win over the Kings.
Zubac has been held to fewer than 20 minutes in four straight games now. He hasn't exactly been efficient from the field in that time either, going 14-for-34 from the field in those four games. He has the upside to produce in limited minutes, but if the scoring efficiency isn't there, he'll be hard to trust.
February 22, 2019, 11:03 pmMontrezl HarrellF/C, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell tied a season-high with 30 points and also added three rebounds, an assist and three turnovers in Friday’s road win over the Grizzlies.
Harrell didn’t have any defensive stats which was odd, but hit 8-of-10 from the line and 11-of-14 from the floor. Ivica Zubac started but managed just seven points, eight rebounds and a steal in 21 minutes. Zubac is looking like a low-end option at best as long as the Clippers are in contetntion for the playoffs; coach Doc Rivers will not play him just to play him.
February 14, 2019, 1:35 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac delivered 16 points, seven rebounds and a block in only 22 minutes on Wednesday night.
Zubac got rocked by Karl-Anthony Towns on Monday night but got back on track tonight. He's not quite matchup-proof but should be good to go for standard-league value from here on out.
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