Boban Marjanovic is not one of the flashiest names for a young team like the Houston Rockets to add, but he could surprise some people once the season actually begins.
For the sake of realism, it is important to recongize that the four players who came to the Rockets in return for Christian Wood are only in Houston for cap reasons.
None of these four players is flashy or figures to be a part of the team's plans outside of a bit of veteran depth.
While it is always good for a team like the Rockets to keep plenty of bodies coming in and out in an effort to find the best players possible, it is important to temper expectations with the recent arrivals.
However, Boban Marjanovic does bring something interesting to the roster.
Houston was one of the smallest teams in the NBA during the second half of last season. Jae'Sean Tate and Kenyon Martin Jr. were a bit too small to pair with Christian Wood, another player that was better-suited for a smaller role, down low.
The new starting center is obviously Alperen Sengun, but Boban could play his career role down low in limited minutes and still find a way to help the Rockets out.
Between Sengun, likely Paolo Banchero, and Usman Garuba, the Rockets are pretty young down low. Boban isn't going to change a ton in around ten minutes per game, but his seven-foot three inch frame isn't going to be lost on the court.
The Rockets would get the ability to go a bit bigger for a few minutes per game because of Boban, and that should at least give the veteran a chance to continue making an impact at this later stage of his career, although no one should expect anything too crazy.
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