50CalClips wrote:Young Sterling wrote:Zubac's per 36 shows promise. Also remember, poor dude was with the Lakers. That org has a habit of scouting really talented players but not really developing them. Zubac played less minutes in his career than Shai and Shamet... Laker fans just started to realize last season his potential and then he got traded.
Zubac under Doc's and Co's tutelage is gonna be great. If only he took a summer to really buff out in a Giannis fashion, he would really be something special.
Plus, I feel like our FO is gonna play Zubac big minutes and pad up his stats and hype so that if we needed to trade him at the deadline Avery Bradley style, we have that option. Clippers honestly have a lot of good options available during the season for trades and acquisitions if they need it. Hoping they won't though.
What is realistic "big minutes", 24 m/g, 14 pts, 10 rebs?
If we trade Zubac (and who else?), who do we get?
Zubac in limited minutes really garnered some attention around the league when he started for us. Even 24 min with 14/10 would be looked at as a positive trade asset. Take a look at what Raptors did with Jonas Valanciunas' contract. Young big, puts up crazy PER 36 numbers, signed to multi year contract, but traded for Marc Gasol. Gasol is definitely better than Jonas, but guys like Jonas and Zubac have a lot of value to developing teams, whereas certain quality bigs on bad teams will fit better with contenders. If the FO needed to, they could trade for a Gasol type player IF NEED BE. Some players I can think of just off the top of my head:
Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Andre Drummond, Clint Capela, Myles Turner, Deandre Jordan, Steven Adams, Jusuf Nurkic (Portland already have Whiteside), Vucevic, Jarrett Allen (Brk already has DJ), and Jakob Poetl. These are just the names I could think of on the fly, imagine the Clippers Scouting and FO lol.
Here's the thing though, I am definitely a fan of Zubac. I don't think we need to make a trade for a Big, but if we needed to, the options are there. I hope we keep Zubac though, he was such a positive acquisition for us.