Boban Marjanovic Rumors

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Boban Marjanovic
Boban Marjanovic
Position: C
Born: 08/15/88
Height: 7-3 / 2.21
Weight:271 lbs. / 122.9 kg.
Salary: $5,628,000
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Baynes will go back to his normal position in the post when he comes to training camp this month. It could be his last season with the Pistons. He’s under contract to make $6.5 million this year and has an early termination option on his contract for 2017-18. Because the Pistons might not have enough money to keep the veteran center if he were to exercise his option and become a free agent, the team went out and signed 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic as insurance.
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“We wanted to add more size at that spot but not give up athleticism, not give up shooting, and Jon Leuer was really the only guy out there that we thought fit everything that we wanted in that spot. Shot 38 percent from three, 6-foot-11. He’s a very good athlete with great quickness. He’s a guy we had our eye on for a couple of years and we just thought would be a really good fit to what we wanted.” The Pistons had just enough cap space left after addressing those two critical needs to entertain what Van Gundy called “an outside-the-box move” – the offer sheet to San Antonio’s Marjanovic as a restricted free agent. They correctly gauged that San Antonio, after coming to terms with Pau Gasol, wouldn’t have enough cap space left to match their offer to Marjanovic.
Storyline: Boban Marjanovic Free Agency
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Langlois: The Pistons made their move for Boban Marjanovic with the expectation that Aron Baynes will opt out of his contract next summer, Kamal. They will be limited in what they can offer him given that they will have only partial Bird rights and they felt it was better than 50-50 that another team – understanding the position the Pistons would be in, just as the Pistons gauged the difficulty San Antonio would have in matching an offer sheet to Marjanovic – would shape an offer that would hamper their ability to retain Baynes. If Baynes is injured and opts in, it wouldn’t have any impact on their ability to retain Caldwell-Pope. They’ll have his full Bird Rights and can go over the salary cap to keep him. It might require them to exceed the luxury tax limit, as well. That will be a discussion Stan Van Gundy and Pistons owner Tom Gores will need to have, but Gores has indicated he would be willing to do so if circumstances dictated its logic.
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The newly signed center of the Detroit Pistons said mentioned once more that he wanted to join his country’s national team in Rio. “I have repeatedly stated that my wish is to wear the jersey of the Serbian national team again”, said Marjanovic during an interview for Sportske.net. “That was never a matter of question. Now all the obstacles that stood in my way of putting myself on coach Djordjevic’s disposal have been removed”. Marjanovic talks about his previous status as a free agent, that didn’t allow him to take part in the Serbian national team’s camp. If you are talking about what I want and feel, of course I wanted to play for the national team in the Olympic Games and help them achieve the best possible result. But I respect any decision made in the coach’s selection”, he concluded.
Storyline: Olympic Games