Croatian basketball player

Ivica Zubac

Zubac with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2022

No. 40 – Los Angeles Clippers
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Built-in
(1997-03-18)
18 March 1997
(age 24)


Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nationality Croatian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (two.thirteen m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Round: ii / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected past the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Zrinjevac
2014–2016 Cibona
2016 Mega Leks
2016–2019 Los Angeles Lakers
2016–2018 →Los Angeles D-Fenders / South Bay Lakers
2019–present Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
  • Serbian Cup champion (2016)
  • Adriatic League champion (2014)
StatsEdit this at Wikidata
at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball game-Reference.com

Medals

Men’southward basketball
Representing


Republic of croatia
FIBA U19 World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2015 Greece

Ivica Zubac
(;
Croatian:
[iʋit͡sa zubat͡s]; born 18 March 1997) is a Croatian professional person basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round in the 2016 NBA typhoon. He played for the Lakers until the 2019 trade deadline when he was traded to the Clippers. During his career, he made the playoffs with the Los Angeles Clippers, helping them make the Western Conference Finals for the first fourth dimension in franchise history.

Professional career

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Europe (2013–2016)

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Zubac came through the youth organisation of Cibona and and then played for Zrinjevac in the second Croatian sectionalization during the 2013–xiv flavour. He made the roster of Cibona’southward men’southward team the following season, becoming a part of a group of prospects including Nik Slavica and Dues Žižić afterward the deviation of Dario Šarić. He played in Croatia’southward top-tier level A-one League and the ABA League his outset year, and too saw action in the FIBA Europe Cup his second twelvemonth.[1]
In February 2016, he left Cibona because of the fiscal difficulties of the team, and signed with Mega Leks of Serbia.[two]


Los Angeles Lakers (2016–2019)

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2016–17: Rookie flavour

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On 23 June 2016, Zubac was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA typhoon by the Los Angeles Lakers.[iii]
On vii July, he signed with the Lakers and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summertime League.[iv]
Zubac fabricated his NBA debut on two November 2016, scoring six points as the make full-in starter for Timofey Mozgov, equally the Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123–116.[5]
Afterwards appearing in only ten NBA games over the starting time one-half of the season, Zubac had a flavor-best game on 17 January 2017 against the Denver Nuggets. He put together his showtime double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling downwards a team-high 13 rebounds. He also had three blocked shots in the 127–121 loss.[six]
On 12 March 2017, he had x points, half dozen rebounds and a flavour-high 4 blocked shots in a 118–116 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.[7]
The following night, he had a flavour-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.[8]
On 31 March 2017, he was ruled out for the residual of the season with a high ankle sprain in his right ankle.[9]
During his rookie season, Zubac had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ D-League affiliate.[x]

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2017–18 season

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


2018–19 season

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


Los Angeles Clippers (2019–present)

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On 7 February 2019, Zubac and Michael Beasley were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Mike Muscala.[11]
Zubac became a key member for the Clippers during the final stretch of the flavour, eventually reaching the playoffs for the first time in his career with them.

On 22 February 2020, Zubac posted a season-high 15 rebounds in 20 minutes of play against the Sacramento Kings.[12]
In a win over the Houston Rockets, Zubac shot a perfect 6 for 6 from the field and fabricated a season-high 17 points, while besides collecting 12 rebounds and blocking 1 shot on 5 March.[13]
On 6 August 2020, Zubac posted 21 points and 15 rebounds on 100% shooting in 24 minutes on the courtroom in the 126–111 win confronting the Dallas Mavericks. This fabricated Zubac the first actor in the shot clock era to accomplish xx+ points and xv+ rebounds on 100% shooting in under 30 minutes’ play time.[xiv]

The post-obit twelvemonth, On 15 Feb 2021, Zubac scored a flavour loftier 22 points, alongside grabbing 8 rebounds, in a 125-118 win over the Miami Estrus.[fifteen]
On fourteen Apr, Zubac recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 100-98 win over the Detroit Pistons.[xvi]

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National team career

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Zubac represented the Croatian inferior national team during the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-xvi Championship.[17]
He averaged 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds a contest during the 2015 FIBA Under-xix World Championship in Greece,[xviii]
while receiving All-World Championship Under-19 2d Team honors from the European basketball website
eurobasket.com.[19]
Zubac averaged double digits in scoring (15.8 points per game) and rebounding (12.nine rebounds per game), to go along with 3.0 blocks per game at the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-eighteen Championship,[twenty]
while making the all-tournament second squad (equally selected by
eurobasket.com).[21]

NBA career statistics

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Legend
  GP Games played   GS Games started  MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percent  3P% 3-signal field goal percent  FT% Gratis throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game  APG Assists per game  SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game  PPG Points per game Bold Career loftier
 * Led the league

Regular season

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Twelvemonth Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 L.A. Lakers 38 xi sixteen.0 .529 .000 .653 4.2 .8 .4 .nine seven.5
2017–eighteen L.A. Lakers 43 9.5 .500 .000 .765 2.8 .6 .two .3 3.7
2018–19 50.A. Lakers 33 12 fifteen.6 .580 .864 4.9 .8 .ane .8 8.5
Fifty.A. Clippers 26 25 20.2 .538 .733 7.vii i.5 .iv .9 9.4
2019–twenty L.A. Clippers 72 70 18.4 .613 .000 .747 7.5 i.1 .2 .9 eight.iii
2020–21 L.A. Clippers 72* 33 22.three .652 .250 .789 7.ii 1.3 .iii .nine 9.0
Career 284 151 17.6 .588 .100 .766 half-dozen.0 1.0 .3 .eight seven.eight

Playoffs

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Yr Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 L.A. Clippers iv three 9.viii .500 .667 5.v .3 .5 .five 5.0
2020 L.A. Clippers xiii 13 24.6 .564 .811 seven.2 .6 .2 .8 nine.1
2021 L.A. Clippers 17 7 17.7 .596 .796 five.8 .four .i .seven 6.3
Career 34 23 19.4 .569 .798 6.3 .5 .2 .7 7.2

Personal life

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Zubac was born in Mostar and grew upward in Čitluk in Republic of bosnia and herzegovina, just east of the Croation border. He is a Croatian citizen.[22]
One-time NBA player, Zoran Planinić, is his cousin.[23]

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See besides

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  • List of European basketball players in the United States
  • List of strange basketball game players in Serbia

References

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  1. ^


    “Ivica Zubac | FIBA Europe Cup”.
    FIBAEurope.com
    . Retrieved
    1 April
    2016
    .



  2. ^


    “Zubac posvađao Cibonu i Cedevitu, a potpisao za Mega Leks”.
    Novosti.rs
    (in Serbian). sixteen Feb 2016. Retrieved
    ane April
    2016
    .



  3. ^


    “Lakers Draft Ivica Zubac with 32nd Overall Selection”.
    NBA.com. 23 June 2016. Retrieved
    7 July
    2016
    .



  4. ^


    “Lakers Sign Clarkson, Deng, and Zubac”.
    NBA.com. 7 July 2016. Retrieved
    seven July
    2016
    .



  5. ^


    “Williams lifts Lakers to 123-116 improvement win over Hawks”.
    ESPN.com. two November 2016. Retrieved
    iii November
    2016
    .



  6. ^


    “Jokic scores 29, Nuggets concur off struggling Lakers 127-121”.
    ESPN.com. 17 January 2017. Retrieved
    eighteen Jan
    2017
    .



  7. ^


    “Ivica Zubac 2016-17 Game Log”.
    Basketball-Reference.com
    . Retrieved
    14 March
    2017
    .



  8. ^


    Ramirez, Joey (thirteen March 2017). “Zubac Shines Despite Loss to Denver”.
    NBA.com
    . Retrieved
    14 March
    2017
    .



  9. ^


    “Ivica Zubac Injury Update”.
    NBA.com. 31 March 2017. Retrieved
    31 March
    2017
    .



  10. ^


    “2016-17 NBA Assignments”.
    NBA.com
    . Retrieved
    8 December
    2016
    .



  11. ^


    “50.A. Clippers Acquire Ivica Zubac And Michael Beasley”.
    NBA.com. 7 February 2019. Retrieved
    7 February
    2019
    .



  12. ^


    “Clippers’ Ivica Zubac: Season-high xv boards in loss”.
    Cbssports.com. 24 Feb 2020.



  13. ^


    “Clippers’ Ivica Zubac: Perfect from field”.
    Cbssports.com. 6 March 2020.



  14. ^


    “Ivica Zubac is ready to take his game to the next level”.
    Clipsnation.com. 7 August 2020.



  15. ^


    “Oestrus vs. Clippers – Game Recap – February xv, 2021”.
    ESPN.com
    . Retrieved
    3 February
    2022
    .



  16. ^


    “Los Angeles Clippers at Detroit Pistons Box Score, April 14, 2021”.
    Basketball game-Reference.com
    . Retrieved
    3 February
    2022
    .



  17. ^


    “Ivica Zubac | U16 European Championship Men (2013) | FIBA Europe”.
    FIBAEurope.com
    . Retrieved
    ane April
    2016
    .



  18. ^


    “Ivica ZUBAC at the Players of the 2015 FIBA U19 World Title”.
    FIBA.com
    . Retrieved
    one Apr
    2016
    .



  19. ^


    “World Championships U19 2015 – Men Basketball”.
    Eurobasket.com. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved
    ane April
    2016
    .



  20. ^


    “Ivica Zubac | U18 Europe Title Men – Division A”.
    FIBAEurope.com
    . Retrieved
    1 Apr
    2016
    .



  21. ^


    “European Championships U18 2015 – Men Basketball”.
    Eurobasket.com
    . Retrieved
    ane April
    2016
    .



  22. ^


    “The History and Future of Ivica Zubac”.
    Nba.com
    . Retrieved
    3 February
    2022
    .



  23. ^


    “Ivica Zubac credits cousin Zoran Planinic for his motivation”.
    eurohoops.net. 11 May 2020. Retrieved
    four February
    2022
    .


External links

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  • Career statistics and player data from NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.com
  • Ivica Zubac at fiba.com



Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivica_Zubac