Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team believes Boban Marjanovic will return

Dallas Mavericks Boban Marjanovic Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Boban Marjanovic Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks signed Boban Marjanovic in the summer of 2019 to a two-year deal worth $7 million. They knew Boban was one of the most well-liked players in the league, but nobody expected him to be such a hit in Dallas. The 7’4 big man is a fan favorite that is beloved in the locker room. He quickly struck up a friendship with Mavs superstar Luka Doncic, and the pair was nearly inseparable inside the Walt Disney World bubble.

Marjanovic is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Mavericks are hoping to land a marquee name, which will likely mean renouncing Bobi’s cap hold. They would love to bring the 7’4 big man back, but he figures to have plenty of suitors.

According to Marc Stein, the Mavs have “extreme confidence” that they can re-sign Marjanovic this summer. Here is a look at what that would mean for the team.

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks believe they will re-sign Boban Marjanovic

Marjanovic is the perfect third center. He can come into the game and dominate the paint with his sheer size and touch around the basket. Boban cannot play every night, though. The opposition can run him off the floor if they are playing small and forcing him to defend on the perimeter. Marjanovic is a matchups option, but nearly unstoppable in the correct ones.

The Mavericks will be ecstatic if they can get a deal done with Bobi. His friendship with Luka, on-court production, and locker room presence make him a key piece in Dallas. Fans were worried that the acquisition of Moses Brown could mean Boban was on his way out, but that does not appear to be the case. Everyone loves Marjanovic in Dallas, so it will be a happy reunion for all involved.

The Dallas Mavericks rumors will be hot and heavy until the team finalizes its roster. The NBA’s free agency opens on Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. CT. Expect the Mavs to be active and aggressive. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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