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Ivica Zubac improving, getting minutes

Ivica Zubac improving, getting minutes

If you ask Ivica Zubac for the thing he needs to improve upon the most, and the thing he’s already improved the most, his answer will be the same. 

It’s all about defense. 

“I want to keep improving in my pick-and-roll defense,” Zubac said. “I think that’s the area where I can improve the most and help on defense to everybody and positioning defense, post defense. Mostly defense. I think if I improve on defensive end, I can help my team a lot more.”

Last week, the Lakers shifted their lineup with an eye toward their future. They replaced small forward Luol Deng with rookie Brandon Ingram in the starting lineup, and they replaced starting center Timofey Mozgov...