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Dallas Mavericks: Boban Marjanovic returns to his roots

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The Dallas Mavericks re-signed Boban Marjanovic this offseason to a two-year $7 million deal. It was an important signing because of his on and off-court contributions.

Boban is beloved across the NBA. His close relationship with Mavs superstar Luka Doncic and ability to lighten the mood in the locker room made bringing him back a no-brainer. Marjanovic started the team’s final three playoff games, thanks to his rebounding and ability to dominate the paint. The 7’4 big man is a situational option, but one that changes games.

Bobi had a busy offseason. He played for Serbia in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament his country hosted, but they failed to qualify for Tokyo after being upset by Italy. It gave Marjanovic a chance to return to his roots. Let us take a closer look.

Dallas Mavericks big man Boban Marjanovic returns to his roots

Boban has been posted pictures with his family and doing some work on the farm. See his latest touching Instagram post about returning to where it all started.

Marjanovic is enjoying some time off after two difficult seasons that featured minimal downtime, but he will be back in Dallas working soon. The Mavericks begin training camp on Sept. 28 and things will ramp up quickly ahead of their Oct. 21 regular-season opener against the Hawks in Atlanta.

It will be interesting to see how new head coach Jason Kidd deploys Boban this season. The 7’4 big man can be a dominant presence in the paint but struggles to defend on the perimeter. How often will Kidd play him? Will Bobi have a more regular role this season?

Fans can be sure that Marjanovic will make a massive impact for the Dallas Mavericks. His locker room presence will be important, and he will change some games. Supporters will get plenty of laughs from Boban this season, so do not miss it.

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