The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Ivica Zubac to a three-year, $33 million extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Clippers declined a team option on Zubac to open up the extension prior to the big man officially hitting free agency.
Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac has agreed on a three-year, $33 million extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of @excelbasketball tell ESPN. The Clippers declined his $7.5M team option for 2022-2023, clearing the way for Zubac's new deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 28, 2022
Zubac had the best season of his career last year, averaging 10.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in 76 contests. While he wasn’t a truly dominant force due to LA’s strong perimeter players, he fit well into his role and did give the Clippers enough of a presence on the interior.
With John Wall reportedly also coming to LA and Kawhi Leonard returning, the Clippers are set to be a big factor this season. They are +550 to win it all per DraftKings Sportsbook and while Zubac won’t move the needle there, he’s a solid rotation player which gives LA continuity in the frontcourt in what many expect to be a massive season.