Salah Mejri held down a reserve center role for much of the 2016-17 campaign, playing in a career-high 73 games. He wasn't much of a Fantasy threat with averages of 2.9 points and 4.2 rebounds across 12.4 minutes, which shouldn't change much moving forward. The Mavericks still have Nerlens Noel starting at center and they also tend to give Dwight Powell time at the position as well, which should keep Mejri in a similar role once again. Despite being in just his second season, Mejri is already 30 and shouldn't be expected to make strides in his development, thus the Mavericks likely aren't going to give him a ton of minutes while going through somewhat of a rebuild.
Mejri managed 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, two steals, and one block in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 loss to the Clippers. This was the first time since Feb. 1 that Mejri received 20 minutes or more, but it's likely that the Mavericks will continue resting their veterans down the stretch. Mejri earned at least 20 minutes in 10 games before the All-Star break, so he could find himself playing a decent role during the last four contests of 2016-17.
Mejri (knee) said he would be available to play Friday against the Grizzlies, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Mavericks were listing Mejri as questionable heading into the day after he sat out Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans with right knee soreness, but after testing things out in morning shootaround, it looks like the reserve center will be available Friday. Look for Mejri to absorb most, if not all, of the 15 minutes that fell to Dwight Powell on Wednesday when Mejri was sidelined.
Mejri (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Mejri missed Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans with the sore right knee, but the Mavericks won't have an official ruling on his status for Friday until reevaluating him at morning shootaround. If Mejri is sidelined again, Dwight Powell, who logged 15 minutes Wednesday, would continue to serve as the top reserve in the frontcourt.
Mejri will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans with a sore knee, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. When exactly Mejri began suffering from the knee troubles is currently unknown, but with head coach Rick Carlisle saying he could return as soon as Friday likely means it isn't anything serious. Regardless, Mejri has seen very few minutes with the emergence of Nerlens Noel as the team's starting center, so his absence won't have much of an impact on the team's rotation.
Mejri failed to score and provided one rebound in three minutes during Tuesday's 122-111 win over the Lakers. With the Mavericks trading away the oft-injured Andrew Bogut at the deadline and taking back a promising young developmental center in Nerlens Noel in return, playing time has been hard to come by for Mejri lately. He's appeared in all seven of the Mavs' games since the All-Star break, but with averages of 1.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 block in 9.1 minutes during that span, there's not much to get excited about from a fantasy perspective.
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