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September 10, 2019, 11:29 amSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Former Mavs center Salah Mejri has signed a one-month contract with the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
Mejri will temporarily replace the injured Brandon Bass in the East Asia Superleague that begins on September 17th. The center impressed in the FIBA World Cup averaging a double-double with 16.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and a tournament high 3.2 blocks in five games with Tunisia.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
September 8, 2019, 9:47 pmSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Salah Mejri made the most of his 35 minutes during Tunisia's 86-84 victory over Angola on Sunday, putting up 18 points, eight rebounds and eight blocks.
Mejri remains a deep-league block specialist if he joins an NBA roster this season. The free agent has only helped his chances of landing on a roster with his World Cup performance. Even if he lands a contract, he is unlikely to get signficiant minutes, but when he does play you can count on a large dose of blocks.
September 6, 2019, 9:54 pmSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Salah Mejri scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Tunisia's 86-67 win over the Philippines.
Mejri was an efficient 6-of-7 from the field with his only miss coming from his single three point attempt. He also added two assists and two blocks in his 22 minutes of playing time. The 33-year-old Mejri has yet to sign with an NBA team since he played for the Mavs last season.
September 2, 2019, 9:28 pmSalah MejriC, Free Agent
Salah Mejri double-doubled for Tunisia as he put up 22 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Monday.
Mejri, a free agent, may have gotten the attention of some NBA GMs with this one. A fantasy best-case scenario is still just as a backup, but he'll likely be a third-string guy if anything. He won't be relevant in standard leagues even if he gets another NBA contract.
August 31, 2019, 2:23 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio hit 6-of-11 shots for 17 points, nine assists, two steals and three triples in 22 minutes as Spain crushed Tunisia 101-62 on Saturday.
Rubio’s strong play from the exhibition matches continues as Spain showed why they are one of the best teams in the tournament. Marc Gasol also played 24 minutes with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block while the Hernangomez brothers chipped in as well as Willy had an 8-7-5 line in 16 minutes while Juancho scored 13 with eight rebounds in 19 minutes. NBA free agent Salah Mejri was Tunisia’s best player with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes but also had five turnovers.
July 2, 2019, 2:42 pmSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Per Brad Townsend of Dallas Morning News, unrestricted free agent C Salah Mejri is working out with the Mavs in full gear.
Mejri has expressed his desire to stay with the Mavs, and it looks as though that is a possibility depending on how the rest of the free agent market plays out. The 33-year old big man will be looking at a deep-reserve role should he return to the Mavs and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
June 15, 2019, 8:56 amSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri is shooting 500 three-pointers per day in order to expand his game.
The 33-year old Mejri said Rick Carlisle made the suggestion late last season as a way of adding more years to his career. Mejri played only 11.1 minutes across 36 games for the Mavs this season but did start shooting a few threes as he made 11-of-34 for 32.4 percent. He made only one total in the previous three seasons. The 7'2", 236 pound center is an unrestricted free agent but expressed his desire to stay with the Mavs. He is planning to play for Tunisia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup that starts on August 31.
April 11, 2019, 2:55 amSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri got his defensive numbers in Wednesday's final regular season game against the Spurs, stealing the ball once to go with two blocks, and also chipped in with two points and seven boards in 15 minutes.
Mejri also added a 3-point shot to his repertoire this season, finishing with averages of 0.3 treys, 0.3 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 36 contests. Doing so in just 11.1 mpg shows nice potential if he can ever get the run, but therein lies the rub.
April 7, 2019, 9:47 pmSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri was feeling it on Sunday and ended the week with a bang as he recorded 19 points (career-high) on 7-of-12 shooting, adding nine rebounds, two 3s, three dimes and four blocks.
Mejri has been a pleasant surprise for the fantasy stretch run with averages of 14.5 points and 2.5 blocks per game over the last week leading up to this game. He's been a top-100 player over that span and has been a hot add in standard leagues everywhere.
April 6, 2019, 12:23 amSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri had a terrific fantasy outing in Friday's 112-122 loss to the Grizzlies, turning 19 minutes into 12 points, five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers.
This represents a new career-high in assists for Mejri, and it ties his previous best in 3-pointers as well. We've long liked to keep Mejri in the back pocket as a deep-league blocks specialist and now that he's getting time we're seeing more of a well-rounded game than expected. Dwight Powell sat out tonight, so keep that in mind, but if you need blocks then Mejri might be one of the top options available on waivers.
April 1, 2019, 11:41 pmSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri hit a career-high two 3-pointers en route to 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Monday.
Mejri got it done at every level tonight and has proven to be a big time contributor in limited minutes in previous games. He's not reliable in standard leagues by any means, but is worth a shot in deeper leagues for rebounds and blocks.
March 26, 2019, 9:49 amSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri is no longer listed on the injury report for Tuesday’s game against the Kings.
Mejri missed the previous game with an illness but it looks like he will be available on Tuesday. He is only a deep-league option and with Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell available he shouldn’t see any action.
Source: NBA Official Injury Report
March 23, 2019, 7:10 pmSalah MejriC, Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Warriors.
Mejri has been a decent bet for per-minute blocks lately but fantasy owners will need to look for alternatives tonight. Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber should split the center minutes against Golden State.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
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