The San Antonio Spurs have found their much-needed center, and unsurprisingly, he’s coming from Europe.
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Marjanovic played for Crvena Zvezda of the Euroleague throughout the last two seasons. According to RealGM, the center averaged 13.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per outing in 2014-15.
He was named All-Euroleague First Team last year and helped Crvena Zvezda win the Serbian League title. Marjanovic has been the Serbian Super League MVP for three consecutive seasons.
Excluding Tim Duncan, San Antonio didn’t have a true center on its roster. LaMarcus Aldridge, Boris Diaw and David West are each power forwards, so the Spurs needed a reserve big man in case of emergency.
Marjanovic’s signing is purely a depth-focused move, so temper expectations for the massive player in the 2015-16 season.
Marjanovic was not selected in the 2010 NBA draft, so he was an unrestricted free agent that San Antonio swiped out of need.
Check out Marjanovic’s top five plays from Europe.