The Lakers assigned rookie Ivica Zubac to their NBA Development League team, the D-Fenders.
Zubac was the Lakers’ second-round pick this summer after playing four years in Croatia. He has played in three of the Lakers’ 11 games. Zubac started one game for the Lakers — in their win over the Atlanta Hawks when starting center Timofey Mozgov was sidelined with a left eye contusion.
In those games, Zubac has played 27 total minutes, and has scored seven points and accrued six fouls.
He is expected to be available for the D-Fenders when they play Rio Grande Valley on Thursday. The D-Fenders are 2-0 this season, having beat the Iowa Energy and the Santa Cruz...