Zubac agreed Saturday to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Clippers Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Zubac played a full-time role as a starter once he was dealt to the Clippers last season, averaging 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 20.2 minutes. He might see a slight uptick in his workload in 2019-20, but Montrezl Harrell still profiles as a significant part of Los Angeles' rotation at center. The duo could end up splitting minutes at the position.
Zubac was extended a qualifying offer by the Clippers on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Zubac was acquired by the Clippers last season in a trade with the Lakers, and he went on to start 25 of his 26 appearances under coach Doc Rivers. Zubac, who will be entering his age 22 season, has shown promise as a scoring and rebounding big man. Wherever he lands, he figures to see minutes in the low-to-mid 20s, though maybe more if he ends up on a rebuilding squad.
Zubac will start Sunday's game against the Warriors on the bench, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports. After impressing with 18 points and 15 rebounds in the game three defeat, Zubac has been moved to the bench to start Sunday's contest to put him in a better matchup against Golden State's reserves. JaMychal Green has taken his spot in the starting five and should help the Clippers with their spacing and playmaking.
Zubac finished with 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 FT), 15 rebounds, one steal, and one block in 17 minutes during Thursday's 132-105 loss to the Warriors. Zubac was basically the only bright spot for the Clippers on Thursday, ending the game with 18 points and 15 rebounds in just 17 minutes. The Clippers were unable to repeat their comeback victory from Game 2, falling behind early and never recovering. Zubac would typically not be this good but the blowout afforded him some additional playing time.
Zubac tallied 22 points (10-13 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 143-137 victory over the Jazz. Zubac had arguably his best game as a member of the Clippers, ending with 22 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes. The distribution of playing time was out of whack on account of a number of players being limited leading into the playoffs. Zubac took full advantage and certainly came through for anyone that streamed him in on the final day of fantasy.
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