Mejri posted 10 points (3-4 FG, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds and five blocks across 25 minutes during Tuesday's 113-99 win over the Wizards.
Mejri often receives playing time when the matchup dictates, which it did Tuesday against a big body in Marcin Gortat. The second-most playing time Mejri has gotten this season was against the Pelicans, when he saw 22 minutes and posted seven points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.
Mejri will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
Mejri picked up the start on Saturday against the Timberwolves, but went scoreless with three rebounds across nine minutes. He'll shift back to the bench, with Yogi Ferrell entering the starting five in an attempt to roll out a smaller lineup. Mejri likely won't see very many minutes either way, so he likely won't have a huge impact in fantasy leagues.
Mejri will get his first start of the season as coach Rick Carlisle looks to switch things up for the one-win Mavericks. The big man is coming off his best game of the year Friday against the Pelicans, compiling seven points, 13 rebounds and five blocks across 22 minutes. He should split time with Nerlens Noel and Dwight Powell.
Mejri will draw the start for Thursday's preseason matchup with the Heat, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
The Mavericks have eight players sitting out Thursday's contest, including Dirk Nowitzki, Nerlens Noel, Harrison Barnes and Josh McRoberts. That leaves a huge gap at center, which Mejri will fill. He should see a fairly sizable workload Thursday, though once the regular season arrives, Mejri will return to an irrelevant fantasy option.
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.
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