Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Centers Grades
The Dallas Mavericks top center so far this year has been undoubtedly, Salah Mejri. Mejri has seen his time fluctuate for the Mavericks this season as injuries and health to other players have caused Coach Carlisle to change the rotation around a number of times.
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Now, with Andrew Bogut being healthy again (for who knows how long), it is unclear just how much of the time Salah will be getting in the games. The hope is that he will still be a mainstay in the second unit, but it is unlikely with the respect that Bogut has from the organization.
Still, in 50 games so far this season, Mejri has averaged only 13 minutes per contest. He has started in 11 during times of injury to both Dirk and Bogut, in which he helped the Mavs to a 4-7 record.
Although Salah has only one double-digit scoring game so far this season, you can’t argue that he really has not had the chance to get his feet wet this season. He has played in 50 games this season but has been active for all 56. That gives him 6 DNP’s along with 16 games in which he received insignificant minutes.
Regardless of his less-than-stellar numbers, Mejri gets a B+ for his season so far and should continue to grow on that if he can get the minutes to do so.
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