Dallas Mavericks need to bring back Boban Marjanovic

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Boban Marjanovic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Boban Marjanovic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks lost multiple key pieces from their squad that reached the conference finals in 2022. Jalen Brunson’s departure in free agency drew the headlines, but it was a surprising trade that also haunted Dallas. The Mavericks gave up a late first-round pick and four players for Christian Wood before the Warriors even wrapped up the title. Wood struggled to get consistent minutes in Dallas, and the Mavs missed Boban Marjanovic.

Bobi played a total of 821 minutes during his three seasons with the Mavericks, but he brought a lot more than on-court production. The 7’3 big man lights up the room and his personality is infectious. He may be the NBA’s best teammate (subscription required), and the Mavs desperately needed that during a horrific close to the regular season that saw them win just seven of their final 25 games and prevented them from making the postseason.

Marjanovic has a close bond with Luka Doncic, and that alone is a reason to bring the big man back for the 2023-2024 season. Boban will be a free agent, and here is why the Mavs need him in Dallas.

 Dallas Mavericks need to bring back Boban Marjanovic

Luka did not play with his usual joy at the end of the regular season, and he even acknowledge it. It was a frustrating season for the 24-year-old because he put up the best numbers of his career, but the team did not win. The Mavs are fearful he will request a trade if the roster around him does not improve.

One simple way to improve the morale of the team is bringing back Boban. He is always smiling, has a strong bond with Luka, and possesses the ability to make anyone laugh on command. Marjanovic is a special person and someone that the Mavericks sorely missed in the locker room this season.

Bobi praised Luka and the Mavs during his trip to Dallas with the Rockets this season. Fans can bet the 7’3 big man would have interest in returning and reuniting with number 77. The two remain close, and the 34-year-old's presence in the paint can change the game if another big man is dominating.

Will the Dallas Mavericks bring back Boban Marjanovic this summer? It is a move the front office should strongly consider, especially if the team needs a boost. Expect Bobi to land someone, and he will make a massive impact, even if he cannot play a single minute on the floor.

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