Things will change next season,
Mozgov signed a four-year, $64-million deal as a free agent in June but was mostly ineffective in the Lakers' 26-56 season. He played in 54 games and averaged 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 20.4 minutes.
It was a difficult position to be placed in, Mozgov said.
"I'm the kind of guy that likes to play basketball," Mozgov said. "It was not easy at all. Deeper in the season it was a bit more harder.
"Sometimes it's not about you, it's about the team."
Mozgov expects to play next season and does not anticipate that Zubac will replace him in the starting lineup when the season opens.
"I've got a feeling," he said, while declining to offer details from an earlier meeting with Lakers President Magic Johnson, General Manager Rob Pelinka and Coach Luke Walton.
Mozgov said that he would spend the off-season working on his three-point shot and footwork around the rim.