Dallas Mavericks secret weapon to use in playoffs: 3. Boban Marjanovic
Boban Marjanovic only played in 33 of the Mavs’ 72 games this season. The 7’4 big man can be played off the floor by teams going small. Marjanovic cannot defend on the perimeter, but he is an absolute force in the paint. He averaged 20.7 points and 17.0 rebounds per-36 minutes this season. Dealing with his sheer size and pinpoint touch around the basket is problematic for opposing big men.
Bobi played in all six games against the LA Clippers inside the bubble. He made a massive impact in Game 2 by dropping 13 points and nine rebounds in just under ten minutes on the floor. Marjanovic also produced 13 points and seven boards in the Mavericks’ Game 4 victory. LA struggled to keep him off the glass and had no answer for his floater.
Boban plays a key role in the Mavericks locker room too. He is the player keeping things fun and light. Marjanovic loves to joke around and have a laugh. Dallas needs that amid a tense and physical playoff series. Fans saw how heated things got against the LA Clippers inside the bubble. Expect the rematch to have some extra fire.
Boban Marjanovic is a secret weapon for coach Rick Carlisle and the Dallas Mavericks. He may not be used in every game, but expect the 7’4 big man to come in a change a contest or two this postseason.
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