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NBA's most efficient scorer stuck on the bench
Detroit's Boban Marjanovic is a scoring machine, but his struggle for playing time shows how much the league has changed.
Marjanovic has become one of the bigger chess pieces in basketball the past few seasons — one who can trigger an immediate substitution from one side or the other based on his sheer size and skill set. But his situation as a historically efficient scorer who still doesn’t see consistent playing time also speaks to how the abundance of perimeter shooting in today’s NBA has made life nearly impossible for rim-protecting 7-footers who lack the mobility to come out and defend past the free-throw line.Full story on 538