Spurs’ Boban Marjanovic has been named to the Serbian preliminary squad. What does that mean? Fans won’t have to wait till next season to see the big man in action.
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Marjanovic is one of many Spurs that will be busy this summer for their respective countries in preparation for the Olympics in Rio. Tony Parker and Boris Diaw for Team France, Patty Mills (Team Australia), Manu Ginobili (Team Argentina) and Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge (Team USA) will also be participating.
Marjanovic is one of 24 men who will compete for the squad in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Team Serbia will play in Belgrade this summer to qualify.
The 7-foot-3 Marjanovic appeared in 54 games this season for the Spurs and averaged 5.5 points, 3.6 rebounds per game while connecting on 60-percent of his shots.
He has proven to be a factor when he checks into games. With more playing time he will be receiving during the tournaments, it will only prepare and get him ready for the upcoming NBA season. For the others, Parker, Diaw and Ginobili, added wear and tear on their bodies could do more harm than good.
Spurs fans will not have to wait till next season to see Marjanvoic and the rest of the Spurs players in action.
(H/T Jeff Garcia, SpursZone)