Clippers Extend Big Man To 3-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed big man Ivica Zubac to a 3-year, $33 million extension, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

As Woj noted, the Clippers declined his $7.5 million team option for this upcoming season and opted to retain the serviceable starter on a team-friendly deal over the next three seasons.

Zubac has been in Los Angeles his whole NBA career, first starting out with the Lakers and then moving to the Clippers midway through his third season. 

The 7-footer has found a home with the Clips, having started in 204 of his 246 games with the team since arriving in February 2019. 

This past 2021-22 season, Zubac started in all of his 76 appearances with L.A. He averaged career-bests across the board with 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, while shooting 62.6 percent from the field.

The Clippers figure to be title contenders next season with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George coming back to full strength. They've also surrounded their two-way superstars with a solid supporting cast, featuring their 2022 trade deadline acquisitions of Norman Powell and Robert Covington.

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