Mejri played a minor role for the Mavericks off the bench last season, but the coaching staff clearly values his contributions. As a result, Mejri will be brought back in on a minimum deal in order to provide some depth at center. The Mavericks recently signed star big man DeAndre Jordan and they still have both Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki around as well, so don't expect Mejri's playing to grow much, if at all. He can be avoided in the bulk of fantasy leagues.
Mejri's qualifying offer from the Mavericks has been rescinded, making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The Mavs were set to retain Mejri's services, but with the potential to land DeAndre Jordan in a trade from the Clippers, it appears the team may be shedding some salaries. Mejri is now an unrestricted free agent and able sign with any team, though he's likely only going to get a cheap deal as a backup if he fields interest elsewhere. In 61 games last season, Mejri averaged 3.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across 12.0 minutes.
Mejri was solid in a depth role for the Mavericks in 2017-18, averaging 3.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across 12.0 minutes. While he's nothing more than a backup, the Mavericks like what the 7-foot-2 big man can provide as a rim protector and have officially extended him a qualifying offer. That means the Mavericks will be able to match any offer that Mejri receives once free agency opens. Considering Dallas has already been linked to multiple big time centers, Mejri's role is unlikely to grow much heading into the upcoming campaign if he remains in the same jersey.
Mejri saw an average of 12 minutes per game and given that, he was a decent player off the bench for Dallas all season long. The Tunisia native's highest scoring total this year was 11 points against New York on Jan. 7 and highest rebounding total was 13 boards against New Orleans on Nov. 3. Mejri is set to become a free agent this summer.
Mejri (knee) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Suns.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise with Mejri still nursing an injured right knee, and there isn't any legitimate reason for the team to force the big man back out onto the floor for the final game of the regular season. Jonathan Motley and Maxi Kleber should continue seeing additional minutes with the team currently dealing with numerous frontcourt injuries.
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