Zizic will sit out Monday's summer league game against the Pacers for rest purposes, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
Zizic was an absolute force during Saturday's summer league loss to the Bulls, posting 25 points (11-14 FG, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes. However, considering Zizic already has a year of NBA experience, he'll get the night off for rest Monday, which should give the Cavs' coaching staff a chance to evaluate some of the more unproven players on the roster. Look for Zizic to rejoin the lineup at some point later this week.
Zizic compiled 25 points (11-14 FG, 3-5 FT), 11 rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes during Saturday's 86-81 summer league loss to the Bulls.
Through two summer league games, Zizic has totaled 41 points, 25 rebounds and seven assists. Though he saw just 214 total minutes for the Cavaliers last season and will be competing with the likes of Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance for minutes at center, it's possible he sees rotational run if he continues impressing for the remainder of summer league into training camp.
Zizic recorded 16 points (8-16 FG), 14 rebounds, five assists and one steal across 27 minutes during Friday's 72-59 summer league victory over the Wizards.
Zizic was great on the offensive glass, securing six boards on that end of the floor to help give the Cavs extra possessions. He also made sure to get his teammates involved, handing out five dimes. That said, he may still struggle to find consistent minutes in the regular season behind Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance and Kevin Love.
Zizic will return to a bench role for Monday's game against the Bucks, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Zizic picked up the spot start Saturday against the Bulls with a handful of usual contributors sitting out, notching 14 points, six rebounds and a block across 20 minutes. However, the Cavaliers are finally getting Kevin Love (hand) back and he'll slot into the starting five at center in his return. That sends Zizic back to the bench and likely means he'll only see a handful of minutes off the bench, thus restricting his fantasy upside.
Zizic had 14 points (7-9 FG, 0-1 FT), six rebounds and one block in 20 minutes during Saturday's 114-109 victory over the Bulls.
Zizic started again with the team extremely shot on center options. He has played reasonably well over the past seven games despite limited production. He is a solid rebounder who can block shots and score with high efficiency despite low volume shot attempts. While his time in the sun is limited, he is worth a look in the short term and also in dynasty formats.
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