Mejri will start at center for Thursday's game against the Hornets, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Andrew Bogut is getting the night off for rest, so Mejri has the opportunity to jump into the starting five. Mejri is averaging 10.5 minutes per game this season and should see a decent bump in playing time Thursday, although he'll likely have to split the additional minutes with Dwight Powell, which keeps Mejri's upside down a bit.

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