Donnie Nelson: “That being said, you never say never in this business. You’ve always got to grease board every possible circumstance. But I really feel like we got a group that’s put together and we want to give ourselves every opportunity to make the playoffs.” So basically, the Mavericks aren’t going to rush into a decision until it becomes perfectly clear the team can’t compete for a playoff bid.
March 23, 2017 | 7:58 pm EDT Update
Zubac weighed 282 pounds in December but has lost 24 of them in the short amount of time since. “I can run way more,” Zubac said during his Lakers Voices chat on Thursday. “I’m playing a lot more minutes now. In the beginning of the season if I entered the game and played three minutes — that would be it. … Now I’m feeling great.”
Strength and conditioning coach Tim DiFrancesco keeps a leaderboard based on how many workouts each player does for each part of his body. Zubac currently sits at the top of the list and has a goal to stay up there for at least three seasons. “My biggest focus this summer is my body,” Zubac said. “I want to get stronger. I want to get slimmer. I’m already slimmer, but I want to get some muscles so I can fight all these guys in the post.”