Grading the Dallas Mavericks 2021 offseason: Re-sign Boban
Boban Marjanovic became a free agent this offseason, but minutes after talks were allowed, he re-signed with the Mavs on a two-year worth $7 million. The 7’4 big man has a unique skill set on the court. He uses his size and soft touch to dominate the paint, but he struggles on the defensive end of the floor.
Bobi played in just 33 regular-season games last year but was moved into the starting lineup for the final three playoff games. Dallas went with size to counter the Clippers going small in a plan that nearly worked, but Kawhi Leonard saved LA with two unbelievable performances.
Marjanovic offers more than on-court production to the Mavericks. He is beloved by everyone in the organization, including Mavs star Luka Doncic. Boban provides a key locker room presence in Dallas where he is counted on to lighten the mood and keep the team loose.
Brining back Boban Marjanovic was a no-brainer for the Dallas Mavericks. He should easily produce more than $7 million worth of value over the next two seasons, but it will be interesting to see how much new head coach Jason Kidd uses Bobi. The Mavs receive an A for re-signing a contributor both on and off the court.