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Lakers summon rookie center Ivica Zubac from Development League

Lakers summon rookie center Ivica Zubac from Development League

Depleted by injuries, the Lakers called up rookie Ivica Zubac, a second-round draft pick, from his Development League assignment Monday.

Zubac averaged 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in six games with the D-Fenders, getting playing time and experience he wouldn’t have had with the Lakers.

Lakers Coach Luke Walton “told me to work on my skyhook,” Zubac said. “And he told me … in the future they see me as their center, so it’s better to look at this year as adjustment year. And sometimes it’s hard to get minutes for me, so it’s better to get some run in the D-League. Most he wants is [for...

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