C - DAL
Boban Marjanovic got the start for a resting Kristaps Porzingis Thursday and scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting, to go along with a career-high 20 rebounds, three assists, and three turnovers.
Free Boban! When he starts, and faces off against a team with a traditional big man, he becomes an unstoppable force. He's now put up 20 and nine and 18 and 20 in two starts since play resumed. Dallas draws a first round matchup against the Clippers, who do have a traditional center in Ivica Zubac, so Marjanovic could see some run off the bench, but don't expect him to play heavy minutes once the playoffs begin.
Boban Marjanovic got the start for the resting Kristaps Porzingis on Monday and scored 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-6 FT) with nine boards, two assists, one steal, and two blocks in 25 minutes in a 122-114 win over the Jazz.
Free Boban! He was unleashed in this one after not playing more than six minutes in any one game since play resumed. His size was needed in this one as Porzingis was out and somebody needed to defend Rudy Gobert. As usual, Marjanovic dominated on a per-minute basis and hopefully Rick Carlisle will give him some more opportunities down the stretch.
Boban Marjanovic got the start vs. the Clippers Thursday, but played just five minutes in what turned out to be a bad matchup for the big man. He scored just two points (1-2 FG) with four boards and one block in the 126-111 loss.
Ivica Zubac dominated Marjanovic in the few minutes he played in the first half and Rick Carlisle decided to go in a totally different direction with his lineup after starting the 7-foot-4 center. Marjanovic hasn't played a whole lot during the re-start, averaging just five minutes per game, as it doesn't seem like he's able to keep up with the up-tempo pace of play that comes with everyone having fresh legs from the four-month hiatus.
Dallas center Boban Marjanovic came off the bench on Sunday afternoon, scoring 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-3 FT), grabbing six rebounds, and adding one assist in a mere 15 minutes of playing time in a scrimmage against the Pacers.
It was Maxi Kleber and not Boban drawing the start on Sunday with Kristaps Porzingis out of the lineup (quarantine). After making a three-pointer in the previous game, Marjanovic did not attempt any triples today. Boban's playing time was limited off the bench and he remains a very inconsistent fantasy option at center.
Dallas big man Boban Marjanovic was terrific off the bench during Thursday night's scrimmage against the Lakers, scoring 17 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3pt, 4-6 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal, and two turnovers in a team-high 24 minutes of action.
Boban hitting a rare three-pointer was one of the highlights of NBA Twitter on Thursday night, as the Serbian center looked terrific off the bench in the Mavs' 108-104 victory. While Kristaps Porzingis will remain the starter at center for the Mavs, Boban could be a very strong contributor in big-man categories with the Mavs being so short-handed up front the rest of the way (Brandan Wright and Willie Cauley-Stein will not be playing the NBA bubble). Grab Boban if he is available in your league after tonight's strong performance and monitor his role with the team closely over the next few games.