Zubac’s new deal was made possible after the Clippers declined the $7.5 million team option on his contract, Wojnarowski reported.
Zubac, 25, just completed his third season with the Clippers, averaging career-highs of 10.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in 76 games. He has proven to be particularly durable, appearing in no less than 72 games in each of his three years with the Clippers.
Before that, he played two-and-half seasons with the Lakers. His return to the LAC was viewed as vital, given that he is the only center under contract with the team for the time being.
Plus, with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George expected back fully healthy, Zubac is a natural complement in the pivot. Also, as we relayed, the Clippers are expected to add veteran point guard John Wall once he clears waivers.