San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic was given a shot by the team playing in the big league. The big man is returning the favor saying that he wants to stay with the Spurs next season, according to the latest NBA rumors.
Marjanovic signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million contract with the Spurs in July 2015 after playing for Crvena Zvezda in the Euroleague from 2013 to 2015. He played in other Euroleague teams since 2006 and was a three-time Serbian Super League Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Marjanovic is actually eligible to become a free agent this 2016 offseason but has announced his desire to return to San Antonio. Boban staying in San Antonio could be big as there are NBA rumors saying that Tim Duncan may not return next season.
A towering 7-foot-3 center, Marjanovic played well in the 2015-2016 NBA Season, his rookie year averaging 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game. He showed promise when head coach Greg Popovich gives him the minutes and he has scored in double figures 11 times the past season. This includes the career-high against the Dallas Mavericks in April when had scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.
The Spurs have their core intact in LaMarcus Alrdidge and Kawhi Leonard as the top players for the team but they could lose Tim Duncan, David West, Manu Ginobili this summer. NBA rumors has mentioned the Spurs as possible destination for free agents like Kevin Durant, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Anderson and Al Horford, among others.
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