New Dallas Mavericks addition Boban Marjanovic showed off his court vision with a rocket dime to his compatriot and fellow NBAer Bogdan Bogdanovic in a friendly for his native Serbia against Turkey.
“Bobi” gathered a long rebound that clanked off the edge of the rim, swiftly raising his head and darting a gem to a leaking Bogey, catching him right on stride for the easy finish. Take a look:
Boban out here throwing the hail mary 👏 pic.twitter.com/8GRXQRMilI
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) August 16, 2019
Marjanovic has been known for his ability to dunk without his feet leaving the hardwood, his very long wingspan, and his surprisingly soft touch from outside. If his dance moves and natural charisma weren’t already enough appealing attributes, try precision outlet passing for overkill.
This gem isn’t out of the Wes Unseld or Kevin Love’s school of chest-pass outlet passes, but rather straight out of Aaron Rodgers’ boot camp, keeping the ball out of reach from the Turkish defense and right in position for Bogdanovic to haul it in with his finishing hand.
Marjanovic averaged 1.5 assists in 13.9 minutes per game in his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, but this precious dime should could for much more than merely one assist, as not many 7-footers possess this type of skill.
Serbia might just have the best passing frontcourt in the upcoming FIBA 2019 World Cup, as it is Marjanovic next to one of the most gifted passing big men in the NBA — Nikola Jokic, who averaged a whopping 7.3 assists per game last season. With big men like these two, who needs guards anymore?