The NBA is better with Boban Mirjanovic in it.
Not because of his elite center play, although he makes a solid veteran third base, but because of the joy he brings to the field every game. In an NBA where players can sometimes be rough and overly serious, Marjanovic knows he’s lucky to be making good money for a living. That’s why he has a lot of influence in the dressing room.
That’s why the Rockets will bring him back next season, a story told by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The connection here is that Marjanovic played for the Spurs when Ime Udoka was an assistant under new Rockets head coach Gregg Popovich. Udoka saw the impact Marjanovic could have on the dressing room and brought him home.
This is undoubtedly a minimal contract. Last season, the Rockets signed Marjanovic, waived him to make room at the February trade deadline, then later re-signed him after he cleared waivers. Overall, the 7’4″ Marjanovic played in 31 games for the Rockets.