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Mavs’ Rick Carlisle not ruling out Boban Marjanovic, Kristaps Porzingis sharing the floor together


Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has not ruled out the possibility of Boban Marjanovic and Kristaps Porzingis sharing the floor together in several Mavs games this season.

Per Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News, Carlisle commended Marjanovic’s personality and professionalism. He also did not dismiss the possibility that the 7-foot-4 center will share the floor with the 7-foot-3 Porzingis.

“He’s a great guy to have sitting there ready to play,” Carlisle said. “He’s going to be ready. He’s a total professional. He’s got an amazing, positive personality that is amazing and infectious. And he can really play.”

Marjanovic himself chimed on the impending twin tower duo featuring him and Porzingis. He shared that they’ve actually played together on the same team during Mavs pick up games. He’s well-aware that their tandem holds a lot of potential of both ends of the floor.

“We played in pick-up games together on the same team,” Marjanovic said. “It looked so good, to be honest. To have two players the same height who can move like that? I don’t know what other teams would think for attacking.”

While most are excited about the duo of Porzingis and Luka Doncic, they should also look out for the Porzingis-Marjanovic team-up as it could turn out to be a well-oiled machine when it develops.