Boban Marjanovic agrees to deal with Detroit; Spurs move quick to sign new center

Spurs sign free agent center Dewayne Dedmon

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(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Associated Press)

The San Antonio Spurs are about to lose another key big man as Boban Marjanovic has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. 

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports its a 3-year deal worth $21 million.

The Spurs have the opportunity to match the offer because Marjanovic is a restricted free agent, but it appears as if they will let Marjanovic walk due to their current cap situation and the structure of Detroit's deal which would pay Boban $9.5 in the third year.

Marjanovic averaged 5.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season for the Spurs and quickly became a fan favorite. 

The Spurs moved quickly to replace Marjanovic:

The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported minutes after the Boban news that free agent center Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a 2-year, $6 million deal with the Spurs.

Dedmon, 26, averaged 4.4 points and four rebounds per game last season with Orlando. Numerous sources reported the Warriors were in talks to sign Dedmon as well.

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