C - LAC
Ivica Zubac recorded 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-3 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, one assist, and one block over 23 minutes in the Clippers 115-96 win over the Kings on Wednesday.
The 11 points were the most Zubac has scored in nine games in what was his first double-double of the season. The big man has gotten off to a very slow start this year but this game was a step in the right direction. He was efficient from the field and made all three free-throw attempts. He would need to build on this and replicate this type of production in consecutive games to warrant any trust in fantasy leagues though.
Ivica Zubac is now available to play after being considered a game-time decision due to abdominal soreness.
Zubac this season has averaged 17.7 minutes of playing time, 7.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.9 blocks. With such a crowded front-court and Serge Ibaka playing well it appears as if he will have to make his chops being an effective and efficient player coming off of the bench. Zubac has strength in being able to crash the boards and can stuff the stat-sheet; this makes him an ideal pick-up in deep-league play and even in DFS as a long-shot flier depending on the slate.
Ivica Zubac finished with just two points (1-4 FG), four rebounds, one assist, and one block over 17 minutes in the Clippers 115-105 loss to the Warriors on Friday.
Zubac and the entire Clippers bench laid an egg in this one as they were outscored by their Warrior counterparts 42-20. Zubac hasn't scored more than four points in four straight games now. A popular sleeper candidate during drafts this offseason, the arrival and stellar play of Serge Ibaka has severly capped Zubac's upside. He can be dropped if you're still holding on to him.
Ivica Zubac put up 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT) with two rebounds over 14 minutes as the Clippers lost to the Jazz 106-100 on Friday.
Zubac was his usual efficient self on the offensive end, shooting 62.5-percent from the field and scoring 12 points, but he simply wasn't on the floor enough to contribute to any other categories in a meaningful way. Since playing 27 minutes on opening night, the 23-year-old hasn't gone over 20 minutes in any contest, which is a troubling sign. He's still shooting an absurd 75-percent, which makes him useful in deeper category leagues.
Ivica Zubac totaled 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 FT) with four rebounds, three blocks, and one assist across 19 minutes as the Clippers blew out the Timberwolves 124-101 on Tuesday.
Zubac was his typical efficient self on the offensive end (71-percent FG) and made his presence felt on the defensive end with swatted shots, a season high. He has great chemistry with Lou Williams, who set him up a couple of times for some easy buckets. He's also done an excellent job anchoring the Clippers' second unit on the defense this season, clogging the key and protecting the rim. Through four games, Zu' is averaging 20.3 minutes, 11.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.25 blocks per contest while shooting an absurd 77-percent from the field.