August 11, 2017, 11:50 am
Stan Van Gundy revealed that he envisions Boban Marjanovic and Jon Leuer as a sort of ‘two-headed monster’ in the frontcourt behind Andre Drummond, and plans to find out how many minutes he can take on a nightly basis.
Fantasy owners everywhere have perked up. Marjanovic was downright dominant in his four-game stretch at the end of last season, and Van Gundy knows that it was both easy to overhype and a teaser of things to come. “You don’t want to put too much on those four games because they weren’t meaningful games for us. At the same time, basketball is basketball. And he was out there playing and playing very effectively. And it wasn’t just those four games, let’s face it.” Marjanovic has dynamite per-36 numbers of 23.5 points and 16.0 rebounds, and even minutes in the low-teens could make Boban a fantasy asset. He’s going to be a popular late-round flier. It also indicates that Leuer will come off the bench after spending some time in the starting lineup last year.