Top Salah Mejri News

  • Salah Mejri: Finds work in China

    Mejri agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association, Emiliano Carchia of reports.

    The 7-foot-2 big man reportedly agreed to a month-long deal, which will allow him to compete in the East Asia Superleague before potentially returning stateside for NBA training camps. Mejri has made 204 appearances for the Mavericks over parts of the past four seasons, but it's unclear if Dallas or any other team has interest in bringing the 33-year-old as a depth center.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Career-high 19 points in win

    Mejri produced 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, four blocks, and three assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 129-127 overtime win against the Grizzlies.

    Mejri finished with a career high scoring total while matching his career high in made threes and swatting a season high four rejections, this two nights after amassing a career high in assists. He has reached double figures in all four appearances here in April, and Tuesday's contest versus the Suns will likely be a tempting matchup for those considering Mejri in daily formats.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Has a big night Monday

    Mejri finished with 16 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 24 minutes during Monday's 122-102 victory over the 76ers.

    Mejri came out of nowhere to deliver easily his best game of the season Monday. He finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds, both season-high marks by some margin. He also blocked two shots while connecting on a pair of triples. He took full advantage of an understrength 76ers team and certainly rewarded any owner that had the nouse to stream him in for the day. This kind of performance is very unlikely to happen again anytime soon but it is the silly season and basically, anything goes right now.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Not on report

    Mejri is not listed on the Mavs' injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Mejri missed Saturday's win over the Warriors with an illness, but it appears it's no longer an issue as the Mavs move into a three-game week.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Out with illness

    Mejri is out for Saturday's matchup against the Warriors due to an illness, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.

    Coach Rick Carlisle will have to look for players to fill Mejri's 13.7 minutes per game over the past three contests. Maxi Kleber could be the main beneficiary.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Blocks three shots in loss

    Mejri produced two points, three rebounds, and three blocks in nine minutes during Thursday's 116-100 loss to Sacramento.

    Mejri had three blocks in nine minutes Thursday but added just two points and three rebounds. As long as both Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber are healthy, Mejri is going to find it difficult to see enough playing time to have value, even in the deepest of leagues. If you are desperate for blocks, he could be worth taking a flier on but there are likely going to be more reliable options available.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Scores nine points in Monday's loss

    Mejri managed nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 14 minutes during Monday's 129-125 overtime loss to the Pelicans.

    Mejri finished with a season high scoring total while occupying the backup center role. He has earned double-digit minutes in eight of 10 games since the All-Star break. Nevertheless, as long as Dwight Powell stays healthy, Mejri is merely a dart throw in daily leagues.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Makes defensive impact

    Mejri scored eight points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding five rebounds, three blocks and an assist in only 16 minutes off the bench during Friday's 111-106 loss to the Magic.

    The three blocks tied his season high. Despite his occasional flashes of prowess on the defensive end, Mejri doesn't see enough court time to have any consistent fantasy value, and the 32-year-old isn't likely to see his role increase on a Mavs squad in full rebuild mode.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Moves to bench

    Mejri will come off the bench Monday against the Clippers, MavStats reports.

    Mejri has started three straight games for the Mavericks, although his playing time and scoring production has been limited during that stretch (seven total points). He'll head to the bench Monday, and as a result, Dwight Powell will draw his first start of the 2018-2019 campaign.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Plays eight minutes as starter

    Mejri finished with two points (1-1 FG), one rebound, one assist, and one steal in eight minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 loss to the Heat.

    Mejri drew the start but barely played, perhaps in part due to the unfavorable matchup. Moreover, Jalen Brunson started the second half with coach Rick Carlisle opting to go small, which speaks to Mejri's minimal involvement and fantasy value.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Starting Wednesday

    Mejri will start Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Mejri was held out of the previous four games after negotiating a new contract with Dallas. He'll join the starting-five for what will likely be a spot start as he's averaging just 6.8 minutes per game in 16 appearances this season.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Not on report

    Mejri isn't listed on the Mavericks' injury report and should be available for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    After reaching a new contract with Dallas over the weekend, Mejri wasn't cleared in time to play in Monday's 120-104 loss to the Rockets. His absence from Wednesday's injury report implies that he was able to take part in the Mavs' morning shootaround, which should be enough for him to dress later in the evening as a reserve center. Mejri was averaging 2.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game over 16 appearances with Dallas prior to getting waived and subsequently re-signed.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Could be available Wednesday

    Mejri could be available for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Mejri was released by the Mavs last week, but he re-signed with the team shortly after, and the hope is that he'll be able to get back on the floor by Wednesday night. The big man started his final game as a Maverick on Jan. 31, but he hadn't been a part of the regular rotation prior to his release. However, with DeAndre Jordan now in New York, Mejri could pick up some minutes at center down the stretch.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Not available Monday

    Mejri (not with team) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Rockets.

    Though Mejri formally re-signed Sunday with Dallas three days after being waived by the team, he apparently wasn't able to catch a flight to Houston in advance of the intrastate showdown. Assuming he's able to put in a practice Tuesday, Mejri should be ready to fill his usual role as a depth center in Dallas' final game before the All-Star break Wednesday against the Heat.

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  • Mavericks' Salah Mejri: Signs with Mavericks

    Mejri signed a contract with the Mavericks on Sunday, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports.

    Mejri was waived by Dallas a few days ago after the team acquired an extra player at the trade deadline. A roster spot opened up with the team and they decided to bring the big man back. He'll figure to resume his role as a depth center.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 7-2, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Tunisia
Age: 36
Experience: 4