Starting lineups were shuffled, hot pickups were awful, mysterious faces emerged from the crowd, injured studs returned, and Dan Besbris breaks it all down on a brief but action-packed show.
February 11, 2019, 10:52 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac was awful in a start against the Wolves on Monday, scoring three points on 1-of-2 shooting to go with a rebound and an assist.
JaMychal Green (11 points on 4-of-4 shooting with three triples, seven boards and a steal) outplayed him off the bench in 20 minutes. Although Zubac drew the start, that was about the best thing that happened for him tonight. He was completely outmatched by Karl-Anthony Towns and was a team-low minus-35 in only 15 minutes of action. It's actually a bit impressive to see such an atrocious plus-minus in such a small amount of time. Chalk this game up as a bad matchup as Zubac has proven to deliver value when given playing time and the Clippers seem willing to do so.
February 9, 2019, 11:09 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac flirted with a double-double in a start for the Clippers on Saturday, recording 12 points (5-of-10 shooting), nine rebounds and three blocks in 23 minutes.
Not bad for a first game on a new team for Zubac. The Clippers got a steal at the trade deadline when they acquired him from the Lakers. As long as he logs time in the mid-to-high 20s, Zubac is worth owning in standard leagues.
February 9, 2019, 8:10 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac will be starting for the Clippers on Saturday vs. the Celtics.
They're throwing him into the fire from the get-go to see how he responds. Regardless of who starts, expect Zubac and Montrezl Harrell to split those minutes at center, capping Zubac's standard-league appeal.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 3:42 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac is likely to be the Clippers' starting center, per Jovan Buha of The Athletic.
Marcin Gortat, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Muscala have all been removed from the equation here so the Clippers are looking at Zubac, Montrezl Harrell and Johnathan Motley. Harrell will pose a larger threat to Zubac's minutes than the tandem of JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler did with the Lakers but we'd also expect Zubac to settle into a more consistent role. His fantasy value looks safe here, so he's a safe option for the rest of the season.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 2:36 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
The Lakers have traded Ivica Zubac and Michael Beasley to the Clippers for Mike Muscala.
The Lakers went out and got a frontcourt player today, just as we all expected. This move opens up a roster spot (Carmelo Anthony, anyone?) but it's a pretty tough sell since Zubac had been putting together a strong couple months as the team's starting center. He'll likely split minutes with Montrezl Harrell for the rest of the way and shouldn't see much change in his fantasy value. The ceiling might be slightly lower but the floor should also be higher with the Clippers less prone to out-of-nowhere rotation changes.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 6, 2019, 4:51 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
Ivica Zuabc (left middle finger fracture) is probable for Thursday.
The Lakers have said that Zubac's avulsion fracture is small and that he won't miss any games, but here's the official designation. He played 19 minutes on Tuesday. Don't worry about any missed games unless there's a re-aggravation.
Source: Matthew Moreno on Twitter
February 5, 2019, 10:29 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
Ivica Zubac shot 4-for-5 from the field for eight points with four boards and one assist in 19 minutes on Tuesday.
Zubac has been in all of the Lakers trade rumors, so it was nice to see him out on the court as a starter. However, the blowout loss could result in another big push for change before the trade deadline and Zubac is very desirable. Stay tuned.
February 5, 2019, 12:20 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
Ivica Zubac is dealing with a small avulsion fracture in his left middle finger but will not miss any games, and will play on Tuesday against the Pacers.
There was some concern after Zubac needed X-rays and an MRI but he is officially probable tonight and is fully expected to play through this injury. His fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief, though it's probably still tense times until the trade deadline. Zubac will get ongoing treatment to help him manage this minor ailment.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
February 4, 2019, 5:41 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
Ivica Zubac (left middle finger injury) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Zubac had X-rays and an MRI on his injured finger but is apparently good to go. His name has been dropped from recent Anthony Davis trade package rumors but AD's arrival would probably crush his fantasy value anyway. Zubes is good to keep in lineups for now.
February 3, 2019, 12:55 amIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
While X-rays on Ivica Zubac's left middle finger came back negative on Saturday night, he's slated for an MRI on Sunday.
Zubac hurt his finger in the first quarter but managed to play through and and end the night with 10 points, nine boards and two blocks in 26 minutes. If he's forced to miss time it'll fall on JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler to handle the center minutes.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
February 2, 2019, 11:34 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Lakers
Ivica Zubac put up 10 points with nine rebounds and two blocks on 5-of-11 shooting in a loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
He has been on a tear as of late, but it is looking like he is beginning to cool down with two straight sub-par performances. Also, he is getting X-rays on his left middle finger, so look out for more information on his status in the coming days.
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