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Clippers re-sign Zubac to a three-year deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Clippers have re-signed center Ivica Zubac to a contract extension on Tuesday. This prevents him from being a free agent on Thursday night.

The Clippers declined his $7.5 million player option for the 2022-23 season. Zubac had a breakout season this past season.

Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac posts up Joel Embiid against the Philadelphia 76ers
Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac posts up Joel Embiid against the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Ivica Zubac/Instagram)

This put the Clippers into the corner. This caused the team to re-sign Zubac before the start of free agency or they would have likely lost him to another team.

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Zubac will make $33 million from this deal.

This was Zubac’s best season of his career. He averaged a career-high 10.3 points per game.

He has steadily progressed since arriving in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers in February 2019.

He appeared in 76 games this past season. He started all 76 contests.

Zubac averaged a career-high 24.4 minutes per game. He also averaged 6.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.

He is the longest-tenured player on the Clippers roster.

“For four seasons, Zu has been a pillar of our team, durable and dependable,” Clippers president Lawrence Frank said in a statement. “We are excited to continue growing with him.”

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The Clippers have also re-signed Robert Covington since the end of the season.

Zubac will now be a part of the Clippers team that will have high expectations next season. They are expected to be one of the title contenders next season.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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