LA Clippers: Comparing the Bulls “Last Dance” team to today’s Clippers

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LA Clippers Ivica Zubac
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Comparing Luc Longley and Ivica Zubac

  • 1997-98 Bulls: Luc Longley
  • 2019-20 Clippers: Ivica Zubac

7’0 Centers that are asked to set screens, roll effectively and defend the rim at a high rate are needed on championship-worthy teams.

Longley and Zubac share similar frames, both being over 7 feet tall and both knowing what they need to get in night in and night out.

Both of these players’ careers are similar in that they started off games but rarely finished games in the closing lineup.

Knowing and accepting your role is the only way you can even have the slightest chance of making the NBA Finals.

Longley came through when he was given the ball by getting easy attempts at the rim and showing he can occasionally shoot from mid-range.

Zubac has started to develop his outside shooting game, even shooting from beyond the arc in practices.

Both players used their height effectively to grab boards and get great looks at the rim.