Boban Marjanović is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Houston Rockets as the team’s center player. He is also associated with the Serbian National Basketball Team, as he represented his home country at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship and 2008 FIBA Under-20 World Championship. Marjanović is also known for gigantism conditions.
Personal Life and Early Career
Marjanovic was born and raised in Boljevac, Serbia, where he began playing basketball at a local basketball club for youth. At the age of 14, he was already competing professionally with Hemofarm. In 2010, he signed to play with CSKA Moscow due to Duško Vujoševic’s insistence to let him join the team. However, when Vujoševic got fired, Marjanovic was loaned to Zalgiris.
In 2015, Marjanovic signed a two-way, one-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs. As he debuted with the Spurs, he posted 6 points with 5 rebounds against the Brooklyn Nets. He was then assigned to play with the Spur’s NBA G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs.
After a year, he signed with Detroit Pistons for a 3-year contract after the San Antonio Spurs wasn’t able to top the Piston’s offer. As of January 17, the Pistons played against the Charlotte Hornets and he contributed 15 points with 19 rebounds. Because of his height, he was able to defend his team well and his defensive skills have highly improved.
Other teams that he was affiliated with are Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers. He signed with the Dallas Mavericks in July 2019. His best performance with the Mavericks is when he scored 31 points with 17 rebounds against the Denver Nuggets.
In June 2022, he was traded to the Rockets along with several players in exchange for Christian Wood.