With the race for Kawhi Leonard still ongoing, the Los Angeles Clippers have secured another one of their priorities this season in center Ivica Zubac. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have re-signed Zubac to a four-year, $28 million deal.
Restricted free agent center Ivaca Zubac has agreed to a four-year, $28M deal to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers, Excel Sports agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
Even though the Clippers had their eyes set on some of the biggest names on the free-agent market, retaining Ivica Zubac was still a critical part of their summer. The 22-year-old center was traded from the LA Lakers midseason and was able to make a real impact with the Clippers.
Even though Zubac was productive even before being dealt to the Clippers, Zubac capitalized on his starting opportunity with the Clips. Zubac started all but one game for the Clippers last season, averaging 9.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in 26 appearances with the club.
Now Zubac will likely anchor the middle again next season depending on if they want to keep Montrezl Harrell as an option off the bench, a role in which he has thrived in. Still, the two should make a formidable frontcourt duo for years to come.