- The Dallas Mavericks have traded Boban Marjanovic, among others, to Houston
- While Dallas lands a scoring threat in Christian Wood, fans are sad to see the split of Boban and Luka Doncic
- The NBA world is reacting to the news on social media
One of the best friendships on the basketball court has now split.
Boban Marjanovic, along with Trey Burke, Sterling Brown, and Marquese Chriss, has been traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for center Christian Wood. The Rockets also picked up the 26th pick in the upcoming NBA Draft in the blockbuster deal.
Wood provides the Mavs with a legitimate scoring threat down low. The big man averaged 18 points a night while adding 10 boards a game in the 2021 season. This, after notching 21 points a game in 2020. He could help form a potent high-low tag team with Luka Doncic.
While the move signifies that Dallas is serious about improving a roster that just got to the Western Conference Finals, it’s also splitting up the duo of Boban and Luka.
The two have been entertaining to watch over the years, not necessarily for their play on the court, but for their friendship outside of basketball.
Now, they’ll play in different Texas venues, no longer lining up for the same squad. The split has the NBA world reacting on social media.
NBA world responds to the Boban Marjanovic and Luka Doncic news
Twitter is going crazy with reaction following the trade. No one is happy to see the two European stars split.
Check out the immediate response below.
Gonna miss this Luka and Boban duo 😭💙
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 16, 2022
🗣 BOBAN BOBAN TWO LINES
Can't believe Luka and Boban aren't teammates anymore 😭pic.twitter.com/fn9pfjaK8F
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 16, 2022
Luka hearing that Boban got traded 😔pic.twitter.com/thFCuUL63h
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) June 16, 2022
We’re gonna miss these Boban & Luka moments 😭💙 pic.twitter.com/AnPrg4tpCm
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 16, 2022
"What are your thoughts on the Wood-Boban trade?"
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) June 16, 2022
Truly a sad day in the NBA.