Dallas Mavericks pivotal change that could still happen: 3. Losing Boban
The Mavs inserted Boban Marjanovic into the starting lineup in Game 4 of their first-round series against the LA Clippers. They were trying to slow down LA’s small ball lineup, and Bobi gave the Mavericks a presence in the paint on both ends of the floor.
Marjanovic is a fantastic third center. He accepts his role but stays ready. When Boban’s number is called, fans know he is going to produce. He has soft touch in the paint and is difficult to stop down low.
Bobi plays an even more important role off the court. He keeps the mood light and is one of the funniest players in the NBA. Everybody loves Marjanovic. The 7’4 big man has a close relationship with Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, and the 22-year-old wants to keep Boban in Dallas.
Marjanovic is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Will the Mavs re-sign him? What price will they have to pay to do so? Another organization could swoop in and give Boban a larger contract than the Mavericks are willing to offer. There is a possibility that the Dallas Mavericks lose Boban Marjanovic this offseason, and they will not find a more important third string to replace him.
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