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  • Detroit Pistons
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2016
  • C
  • 7'3" / 290lbs
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  • 08/15/1988
  • Serbia
  • Undrafted, 2010
  • Hemofarm Vrsac (Serbia)
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DateLeagueTransaction
6th July, 2010RussiaSigned a three year contract with CSKA Moscow.
31st December, 2010LithuaniaLoaned by CSKA Moscow to Zalgiris Kaunas for the remainder of the seasion.
2nd July, 2011RussiaSigned with Nizhny Novgorod.
5th December, 2011RussiaLeft Nizhny Novgorod.
7th January, 2012SerbiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Radnicki Kragujevac.
20th July, 2012SerbiaSigned a one year contract with Mega Vizura.
2nd July, 2013SerbiaSigned a two year contract with Crvena Zvezda.
13th July, 2015NBASigned a one year, $1.2 million contract with San Antonio.
4th December, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by San Antonio to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
6th December, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by San Antonio from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
20th March, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by San Antonio to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
26th March, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by San Antonio from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
8th July, 2016NBASigned a three year, $21 million offer sheet with Detroit.
11th July, 2016NBASan Antonio declined to match.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2003 - June 2010Hemofarm (Serbia)
July 2010 - December 2010CSKA Moscow (Russia)
December 2010 - June 2011Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
July 2011 - December 2011Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
January 2012 - June 2012Radnicki (Serbia)
July 2012 - June 2013Mega Vizura (Serbia)
July 2013Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
July 2013 - June 2015Crvena Zvezda (Serbia)
July 2015 - June 2016San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
July 2016 - presentDetroit Pistons (NBA)
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June 29, 2017

Boban Marjanovic
C, 7’3, 290lbs, 28 years old, 2 years of experience

Marjanovic is the best third string centre in the league and befitting of more than he has. His per minutes are ridiculous, and, notwithstanding legitimate arguments about the quality of those minutes, the quality of opposition he played against in the majority of them, and the limitations in his pure-post game that they mask, he deserves more. Marjanovic is a horse, an unguardable horse, who cannot be stopped from getting position at the basket and who makes the shots once he get there. The fact that he cannot step out of the paint on the other end does not negate that. Marjanovic will never realise his true value if he remains stuck as a third stringer, and if they keep him behind Baynes, neither will Detroit.

Player Plan: Two years remaining at $7 million each. Worthy of more minutes that he will probably never get here. Should be a full-time backup somewhere, not a gimmick. No idea if the trade market will reflect that - probably not - yet he is a luxury who will become very valuable if the durable Baynes/Drummond pairing gets injured.

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