LA Clippers center Ivica Zuback has agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract extension, her agents, Jeff Schwartz, and Mike Lindemann of Accel Sports told ESPN Tuesday.
The Clippers declined a $7.5 million team option on Zuback’s contract, paving the way for negotiations on a new deal for Zubac, who is the longest-serving player on the roster. Zuback, 25, is a frontcourt anchor on a Starry Clippers roster who is expected to compete for the NBA championship next season.
Zuback had his most productive NBA season a year ago for the Clippers—a career average of 10.3 points and 8.5 rebounds. In his fourth season with the Clippers after a trade to the Lakers, Zuback started 76 games a season earlier.
“For four seasons, Zooey has been a pillar of our team, being durable and dependable,” Clippers president Lawrence Frank said in a statement. “We are excited to continue growing with him.”
Zuback is the second Clippers to sign an extension since the end of the season, joining forward Robert Covington. Zuback averaged 8.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in his seven-year NBA career.