“We Are Like Dumb and Dumber”: Mavericks’ Boban Marjanovic Explains His Special Bond with Luka Doncic

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The Dallas Mavericks are one of the most exciting teams to watch out for, ahead of the upcoming season. They have a great roster which is led by the prodigy Luka Doncic and big man Kristaps Porzingis.

Mavs’ backup center Boban Marjanovic shares a great bond with the Slovenian. When asked about what is his relationship with Doncic is like he said, “We are like Dumb and Dumber. You guys guess who is who.”

“It’s just our personalities it’s all fun on the side. Look how I said before that we have so much fun together. It’s cool that we have the media through which we can troll. We can show people how we enjoy in our job.”

He added, “We have so much fun because we are kids at heart and we love to do what we do. And we feel fun playing together.”

Boban’s contribution to the Mavs during the NBA Bubble was enormous, especially considering both Dwight Powell and Wiley Cauley-Stein were unavailable. He was their go-to backup center.

However, this season will be a different story. He will have to compete with Powell and Cauley Stein for minutes as the back up behind Porzingis.

With Porzingis likely to miss the start of the season encounter, coach Rick Carlyle will hope that Boban and Willey Cauley Stein can step up and be a commanding presence on the court.

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The Mavericks have built a balanced roster with the moves this off-season. They had the best offense but needed to bolster their defense for the upcoming season. They also have one of the best young players in Luka Doncic.

Doncic is arguably the best young player in the NBA. Last season, he averaged 28.8 points, 8.8 assists, and 9.4 rebounds per game. That stat line would have been enough to win an MVP award five years ago.

Dec 17, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks had a good 2019-20 season. A player like Porzingis was a significant addition to the roster. The duo of Porzingis and Doncic was very effective in scoring against any opposition.

The changes in the roster have made the team much stronger. They lacked defensive solidity in the team, but now with the additions of Josh Richardson and Josh Green, the team will be much stronger defensively.

With Porzingis probably missing the initial run of games with injury, it might be a tough start for the Mavs given their fixture list. Once the Unicorn returns, the Mavs will be back in the running of being the best in the West.

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