MAVERICKS SIGN CENTER SALAH MEJRI

by Dan M | Posted on Sunday, February 10th, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Dallas Mavericks Center Salah Mejri (50) reacts to a call during an NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 5, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed center Salah Mejri. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mejri (7-2, 235) was signed after being waived on Feb. 7. He has spent over three seasons in Dallas and holds career averages of 3.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 11.6 minutes in 184 games (19 starts). He led the Mavericks in both field goal percentage and blocks each of the past two seasons and has five career double-doubles.

Before joining the Mavericks, Mejri played for Real Madrid where he briefly teamed with Dallas rookie, Luka Doncic. While playing with Real, he won both a Spanish League title and a Euroleague Championship.

The native of Jendouba, Tunisia, Mejri was also a member of the Tunisian National Team that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The team secured its bid to the London Olympics by winning the 2011 FIBA African Championships where Mejri was named Most Valuable Player.

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