Zubac played in 72 games and shot a career-high 65.2 percent from the field during his second season with the Clippers. The 24-year-old averaged 9.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks in 22.3 minutes per game. He started 33 games and averaged 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 blocks in 25.5 minutes during those contests. The fifth-year big scored in double figures 39 times, including a season-high 22 against the Heat on Feb. 15. During the 125-118 win, Zubac went 9-for-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line while adding eight rebounds, one assists and one steal in 28 minutes. The seven-foot center grabbed double-digit rebounds 20 times, registering 16 double-doubles. The 2016 second-round pick notched a season-high 16 rebounds on two occasions -- both wins. During the 106-92 Game 5 win in the Western Conference Finals, Zubac tallied 15 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in 33 minutes. He also dished out multiple assists 22 times, including a season-high seven during a 131-124 win over the Pistons on April 11. Defensively, the Croatian native blocked multiple shots in 19 games and three-plus shots in five games, including a season-high five during a 98-85 win over the Spurs on March 25. Per 36 minutes, Zubac averaged 14.5 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 blocks.2019
Zubac started 70 of his 72 appearances with the Clippers during his first full season with the team in 2019-20. In 18.4 minutes per game, he averaged 8.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists. In the NBA ranks, Zubac finished eighth in true shooting percentage (65.1), seventh in total rebound percentage (21.3), 12th in block percentage (4.4), first in offensive rating (133.5), 14th in defensive rating (104.7) and fourth in win shares per 48 minutes (.241). He also racked up 10 double-doubles. During the fourth game of the season -- a win over the Hornets on Oct. 28 -- Zubac blocked a season-high five shots to go along with seven points, six rebounds and one assist. Zubac dished a season-high four assists Nov. 16 in a win over the Hawks, and he reached that mark two more times during the season. He grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds during a game against the Kings on Feb. 22, and he got to that mark two more times during the campaign. On Aug. 6, in a win over the Mavericks during seeding play during the NBA bubble, Zubac scored a season-high 21 points, adding 15 rebounds, one assist and one block. Against the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs, Zubac averaged 11.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. In round two against the Nuggets, the center averaged 7.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Arguably Zubac's best playoff performance was Game 3 against Dallas, and he recorded 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and one block.2018
Zubac began his third NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers before being traded to the Clippers midway through the season. The 7-foot-1 center initially rose to prominence for the Lakers in December, when he enjoyed a three-game run in which he averaged 17.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks blocks per game while shooting 78.1 percent from the field between Dec. 21 and Dec. 27. Zubac had 26 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the Thunder on Jan. 17. Four games later, he went for 24 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in a win over the Suns. Less than a month later, on Feb. 7, Zubac was traded to the Clippers, along with Michael Beasley, in exchange for Mike Muscala. The trade immediately paid dividends for the Clippers as Zubac produced 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in his debut Feb. 9. Zubac started all but one game for the rest of the regular season and posted averages of 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 20.1 minutes per game in a Clippers uniform. In the postseason, Zubac appeared in four of the Clippers' six first-round games against the Warriors. In Game 3 of the series, Zubac had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with 15 rebounds, one steal and one block in 17 minutes of action.2017
Ivica Zubac's sophomore campaign started much the same as his rookie season. He posted solid numbers in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in eight games. The 7-foot-1 center then spent much of the early part of the season in the G League, where he averaged 21.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 14 contests with the South Bay Lakers. Zubac played 43 games in the NBA with Los Angeles, though his minutes dropped to 9.5 per contest. Still, he showed he could play at a high level when he did see the court. As evidence, he notched per-36-minute averages of 14.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Zubac also shot 50.0 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line during the campaign. He registered one double-double -- a 19-point, 11-rebound performance against Minnesota during which he went a perfect 8-for-8 from the field. Zubac dished a career-high six assists against San Antonio on April 4, adding eight points in the victory. On April 11, he collected a season-high three blocks in a win over the crosstown Clippers.2016
Ivica Zubac was selected with the 32nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He made a strong impression in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in five games. Zubac spent much of his rookie campaign with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League. In 14 games with the D-Fenders, he averaged 15.8 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 58.4 percent from the field. The 7-foot-1 center made his NBA debut against Atlanta on Nov. 2. He played 19 minutes in the win, totaling six points and four rebounds. On Jan. 17, he recorded the first double-double of his career with a 11-point, 13-rebound effort against Denver. He notched back-to-back double-doubles on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, tallying 28 points and 20 rebounds in the pair of contests. Zubac's finest game came against the Nuggets on March 13 when he scored a career-high 25 points and secured 11 rebounds while converting 12-of-15 field-goal attempts. He followed that performance with five double-digit scoring efforts in his next eight games before an ankle sprain ended his season early.