There was a bit – and I mean a lot of bright spots for the Los Angeles Lakers lately, and no one was as bright as Ivica Zubac, who is currently playing some of the best basketball games.
In his last five games, Zubac has an average of 19 points for 66.1% shooting from the pitch, 9.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per match. In two of these games, he scored more than 20 points, his last 20-point exit arriving against Phoenix Suns on Sunday.
Together with the 24 points he pours on Suns, he has picked up 16 career hits, including 11 of the 27 hits of the team. After the Lakers 1
"I was a boxing man, my teammates were boxing their guy so their guards could not." Fly and beat the boards.
Lakers head coach Luk Walton, on the other hand, was in a hurry to give Zubak all the credit for his big night.
Little chances here and there and you need to show your coaches that you deserve more, and he's done a really good job of doing so. Every time we play it, he continues to play high, so give him all the credit, "Walton said. "He's a big part of us who wins tonight, but he's also able to unite some victories during this stretch where everyone seems to be hurt or injured."
Even Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov was impressed with what Zubak showed against him.
"I like his game and I respect him. I think he showed some good improvement over the past few months. [He] had a chance to play and he took full advantage of those games he has proven to be here. He's a NBA player, no doubt. He is a young, big body, big shoulders and a good frame. It's from the same area I come from. I'm glad for my boys, "said Kokoskov.
But not only Zubac's frame is 7 feet and 1, 2, 000 pounds, which makes it so in a downward direction, he is also qualified for a player that is his size "Rajon Rondo believes that Zubac has done a particularly good job when picking up pickups and celebrations."
"He does a great job to open up." Finding the right places and entering the folds where the ball can get to it , and he is able to finish.He has a lot of touch at both ends of the hand and is probably one of the strongest players in the game "
Zubac hopes to continue his strong game against Joel Embiid and Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, saying he plans to talk with JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler to prepare for his match with Embiid, which he called one of the most dominant centers in the NBA
Even if he is outraged by Embiid in their next game, he is shown enough to justify the excitement of a fanbass who needs something to cheer right now. For more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast of iTunes 19659014 19659014 19659014 19659014 Stitcher ] Google Podcasts . You can follow Christian on Twitter at @RadRivas .