Ivica Zubac (Clippers) Biography,Age,Wife,Trade,Draft,Stats and Lakers Fans

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Ivica Zubac Biography

Ivica Zubac is a Croatian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2016 NBA draft, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers and was picked in the second round.

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Ivica Zubac Age

The former Lakers player was born on 18 March 1997 in Mostar, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. As of 201, he is 22 years old.

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The former Lakers player stands at a height of 2.61 meters which is equivalent to 7′ 1″ in feet.

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He was recently traded to Clippers and he has since helped the team earn a playoff spot in the games. Jerry West, who is the Clippers executive board member now, reportedly could not believe the Lakers made that trade offer, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

Shortly after the trade deadline, Clippers consultant Jerry West — who spent more than 40 years with the Lakers as a player, coach, and executive — got together for dinner with old friends who also had former Laker ties, sources said. He couldn’t believe how Zubac fell into his lap.

The Clippers, sources said, never even called the Lakers to inquire about Zubac. The Lakers made the offer and the Clippers gladly accepted. Sources said those at the dinner table shared a hearty laugh at the Lakers’ expense.

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Ivica Zubac Draft

In 2016, he was drafted for the Los Angeles Lakers and was picked at the second round as pick thirty-two.

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On 23 June 2016, Zubac was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. On 7 July, he signed with the Lakers and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League. Zubac made his NBA debut on 2 November 2016, scoring six points as the fill-in starter for Timofey Mozgov, as the Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123–116.

After appearing in only 10 NBA games over the first half of the season, Zubac had a season-best game on 17 January 2017 against the Denver Nuggets. He put together his first double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down a team-high 13 rebounds. He also had three blocked shots in the 127–121 loss.

On 12 March 2017, he had 10 points, six rebounds and a season-high four blocked shots in a 118–116 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The following night, he had a season-best game with a career-best 25 points on 12-of-15 shooting to go with 11 rebounds in a 129–101 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

On 31 March 2017, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a high ankle sprain in his right ankle. During his rookie season, Zubac had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ D-League affiliate.

2017–18 season
During the 2017–18 season, Zubac had multiple assignments with the South Bay Lakers, the Lakers’ NBA G League affiliate due to limited playing time in the regular season.

2018–19 season
On January 17, 2019, Zubac scored a career-high 26 points along with 12 rebounds including a career-high 6 offensive rebounds against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 138–128 overtime win.

Ivica Zubac Girlfriend | Ivica Zubac Wife

The former Lakers player is in a relationship with Kristina Prišč. They met in 2015. Kristina is a Croatian model.

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He is playing for the Los Angeles Clippers as of 2019.

Ivica Zubac Wingspan

He has an average wingspan of 2.24 meters.

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Ivica Zubac Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2018.

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2018 Exit Interviews: Ivica Zubac

Ivica Zubac finished his second season in the NBA with averages of 3.7 points on 52.9 percent FG’s and 2.9 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game in 43 appearances, and 5.6 points plus 6.0 boards and 1.0 blocks in April, when his playing time went up to 18.9 minutes per game.

He also played 14 games for the South Bay Lakers, and led the team in scoring and rebounding with 21.7 points and 9.1 boards, plus 2.2 blocks per game on 61.0 percent FG’s.

On his meeting: “They just told me the things I gotta work on most this summer. Mostly my body. Getting stronger, getting quicker. They said I improved a lot in those areas, but there is still a lot of area for improvement and that’s going to be my biggest focus this summer.”

Zubac said he was “a little bit” disappointed with the opportunity to play, but noted that the Lakers got some big guys through trades and signed some guys, and he was one of the youngest guys. “That’s just how it goes. I was working hard, waiting for my opportunity. At the end of the year, I got into the rotation and am pretty happy with how I played.”

Zubac said he takes “a lot” of responsibility that he didn’t get prepared like he wanted to, that he could have been better heading into the season. “It was my first summer in the NBA, and now I know the thing I have to work on. How to get prepared. I’m more experienced now and have to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

On shooting the three given the current NBA: “I’ve been working on my 3-point shot for the whole year, but never really got a chance to throw it off in the games. I was always trying to get in the paint and get the easiest shots I can. I’m going to be working on it again all summer, and hopefully, I get a bigger chance and will start shooting threes.

He said his time with the South Bay Lakers helped a lot with his development and conditioning, and just to stay ready for the Lakers. “It helps you a lot for your confidence. When you’re not getting minutes, you’re doubting every shot you take.”

Source: NBA

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Ivica Zubac says Lakers fans should watch Clippers ‘to see good basketball’

Ivica Zubac has been doing some recruiting on the side.

No, not the type that could get the young center in trouble for tampering. But when the opportunity has arisen, Zubac has been trying to tap into his former team’s fan base, encouraging those folks to come to see what his new team has to offer.

“A bunch of fans has come up to me and they say, ‘Why did we trade you? The Lakers front office did the biggest mistake,’” Zubac said Tuesday before the Clippers practiced at their training facility in Playa Vista. “Everyone’s like, ‘We miss you.’ And I always say, ‘I’m on a better team now. You don’t have to be sad for me.’ And I always make sure to tell them, ‘Check our game out if you want to see good basketball.’

“I always make sure to tell them, ‘If you want to watch playoff basketball, we’re at Staples,’” he added. “So it’s up to them, but I’m always gonna keep trying. People got this bad image about the Clippers like Clippers did something bad. But the thing is, the Clippers never did something bad, they’re just another team in L.A.”

Zubac understands why it might not be the easiest sell – at least for the uninitiated.

“I was taught to hate Clippers, you know, since I was with the Lakers,” he said. “So I never liked Clippers before. But since coming over here, it’s been amazing. The team, the franchise, the organization is like a family, a big family, everyone’s so close and it’s been awesome.”

He refrained from directly comparing the “cultures” of the respective organizations, suggesting that such a nebulous concept is hard to quantify and that he didn’t want to be misunderstood.

But the Clippers went an NBA-best 13-2 in March and became just the fourth team in history to win more than 45 games without a current or former All-Star on the roster, and winning speaks loudly on its own.

“In my two and a half years with the Lakers, I didn’t win many games,” Zubac said. “So winning all these games, it feels great. It got me looking differently at basketball. I don’t care about personal stats or whatever, winning is the most important thing.”

Zubac has contributed to the Clippers’ success since arriving in a deal for Mike Muscala at the Feb. 7 trade deadline. In 22 games, those personal stats he said he’s stopped caring about have improved: He’s averaging nine points and 7.5 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game.

“(It) seems like Lakers fans miss me and they regret the trade,” Zubac said. “And Clippers fans are just happy to have me.”

Those Clippers fans have been letting Doc Rivers hear it too, the coach said.

“I get it all the time, ‘This is my favorite team ever,’” said Rivers, who suggested it was the hard-working nature of this year’s squad that’s been especially appealing to the public, including the fan who approached him at a game this weekend.

“(He) walks up to me and says, ‘I’ve been here for 30 years’ – and I couldn’t do the math to know if he was telling the truth or not – ‘and this is my favorite team, by far,’” Rivers said. “He kept saying, ‘by far.’

“… maybe because he just wanted to tell me something, but I think it’s fun.”

The Clippers met Houston twice in the first five games of the season and not again since Oct. 26, when Montrezl Harrell dropped 30 points (then a career high) against the team that drafted him. The Clippers’ 133-113 victory was their largest margin of victory ever on the road against the Rockets, who played that game without MVP candidate James Harden.

Harrell – who is shooting 61.7 percent for the NBA’s fifth-best field goal percentage – also had a lot to do with the 115-112 victory in this season’s first matchup Oct. 21, scoring 17 points and spurring a fourth-quarter rally.

Source: OC Register

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