Agents: Clippers, Zubac agree on $33M extension

by Gordon Dixon - Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac has agreed on a three-year, $33 million extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of excel basketball told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac agrees to three-year, $33 million extension, agents say 5:27 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider Close Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac has agreed on a three-year, $33 million extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of excel basketball told ESPN on Tuesday. The Clippers declined his $7.5 million team option for 2022-2023, clearing the way for Zubac's new deal. At 25, Zubac is coming off the best season of his career after averaging a career-high 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks as the Clippers' starting center. He had 25 double-doubles, finishing the regular season with four straight. Editor's Picks Wall set to join Clippers after buyout, sources say 5h Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon Clippers coach Ty Lue repeatedly wanted Zubac to play aggressively around the rim and said Zubac showed more of that this past season. Zubac started the season as the starter in the Clippers' trio of centers with Isaiah Hartenstein and Serge Ibaka . The team traded Ibaka last season and cleared up more minutes for Zubac and Hartenstein when they wanted to play big. Lue also likes to go small at center with the ability to play Marcus Morris Sr . at center or at times even using a forward like Nic Batum or Robert Covington in the middle. ESPN staff writer Ohm Youngmisuk contributed to this report.