6. Ivica Zubac
With the injuries that both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have had to battle over the past few years, you can make a strong argument that there hasn’t been a more consistent force on the LA Clippers than Ivica Zubac. He’s played in 70-plus regular season games in each of the last four seasons and has been a full-time starter for the team for the past two seasons.
The 26-year-old 7-footer is coming off a season in which he averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds on 63 percent shooting from the field. Zubac is still getting better as a player and has been the most consistent force for the team in the frontcourt. I’m not sure where this team goes at the center position if they simply move Zubac to save some money.
Add in the fact that he’s only due less than $23 million combined over the next two seasons and it becomes pretty clear that he’s a player the Clippers should keep on their roster.
Zubac may not be enough of a big name to warrant the amount of recognition he deserves as a player and while he still has his limitations at times on the defensive end, he’s still an important cog for the Clippers.