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.
June 23, 2016Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round (32nd pick) of the 2016 NBA Draft.
July 7, 2016Signed a rookie contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
February 7, 2019Traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Clippers for Mike Muscala.
July 10, 2019Signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.