The Dallas Mavericks made a flurry of moves to open free agency, and they are slowly becoming official. It started with the Reggie Bullock deal. On Aug. 9, the Mavs announced the deal to re-sign Tim Hardaway Jr. It was also reported by Tim MacMahon that Boban Marjanovic signed his new contract.
MacMahon broke the news that it was a two-year deal worth $7 million for the 7’4 big man. The veteran minimum for a player with six years of NBA experience is $2.089 million, so Boban got more than that to re-sign in Dallas.
What does making the signing official mean and what role does Marjanovic play this season? Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks re-sign Boban Marjanovic to a two-year deal
Boban signed a two-year $7 million deal to come to Dallas in 2019. The 7’4 big man got an identical contract to re-sign two years later. It will be four straight years with a $3.5 million salary for Bobi.
It was a fantastic signing by the Mavericks. Marjanovic makes an impact both on and off the court. His sheer size and strength make him a nightmare matchup in the paint. The 7’4 big man keeps things light and loose in the locker room too. Every player loves Boban. He always has a smile on his face and a zest for life.
Marjanovic will be the Mavericks’ third-string center this season. He will be a matchups play, but the 7’4 big man will win the team more than a few games. His ability to change things is a fantastic weapon to have coming off the bench.
The Dallas Mavericks making these signings official means they are likely done making moves this offseason. They would have to make a trade at this point. Will something too good to pass up be offered their way? Stay tuned to find out.