Zubac wasn't much of an offensive threat during his second NBA season although he did manage five games in double figures while scoring a season high 19 points on Feb. 15 at Minnesota. The former second-round pick has a team option available for next season and it's unknown at this point if the Lakers will pick it up.
Zubac generated 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-4 FT) and nine rebounds across 22 minutes in Friday's 113-96 loss to the Timberwolves.
Zubac was highly productive relative to playing time, posting his second double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. The second-year big man has seen over 20 minutes in two straight games, and given that starting center Brook Lopez continues to manage a back issue, he could see similar run over the remaining three games of the season.
Zubac totaled seven points (3-6 FG, 1-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 18 minutes in Sunday's 84-83 loss to the Kings.
It's the second straight strong effort for Zubac, who'd put up 16 points in just 12 minutes against the Bucks in Friday's overtime loss. The fact his minutes saw a bump from that contest is also encouraging, as is the second-year big's efficiency with his still-modest allotment of playing time. It remains to be seen if Zubac will continue to at least log minutes in the teens for what remains of the Lakers' season.
Zubac saved his best work for the fourth quarter, scoring 12 of his points in the period and helping to key a big second-half run that allowed the Lakers to extend the game to overtime. The center hadn't seen double-digit minutes in any of the Lakers' past 10 games, so it's not expected that he'll see a major surge in playing time down the stretch with Brook Lopez and Julius Randle representing the top two options on the depth chart at the position.
Zubac has seen marginal run over the past seven games, averaging 1.1 points and 2.1 rebounds across 6.4 minutes per game. It's a different story in the G-League, however, where he averages 21.5 points (61.5 percent), 9.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks across 29.9 minutes per game.
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