Dallas Mavericks: Salah Mejri signs with Beijing Royal Fighters

Dallas Mavericks Salah Mejri (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Salah Mejri (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: Former Mav Salah Mejri agrees to deal with Beijing Royal Fighters

The Dallas Mavericks signed Salah Mejri in 2015. He spent the next four seasons as their backup center. Mejri averaged 3.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per game during his time with the Mavs. He entered free agency in 2019. Dallas decided to sign Boban Marjanovic as that physical presence in the paint leaving no room for Mejri.

The 34-year-old returned to Real Madrid. Mejri played for them in 2014 and 2015. He was teammates with a teenage Luka Doncic. The 7’2 center only played in ten games this season. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per.

Mejri is on the move again next season. Here is a look at his newest home and what it could mean for the veteran.

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Former Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri agrees to contract with Beijing Royal Fighters

According to Sportando, Mejri will join the Beijing Royal Fighters in the CBA next season. The 7’2 big man should have a shot at playing time. His new team is coached by two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. Former Sixers big man Arnett Moultrie averaged 19.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for the Royal Fighters this season.

It could be the perfect fit for the former Mavericks center. Mejri averaged 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in the 2019 FIBA World Cup as he led to Tunisia to three wins in five games. He can still rebound and get buckets. The CBA is known for its scoring. That could play right into Mejri’s hand.

Fans will have to keep an eye on how Salah Mejri is performing for the Beijing Royal Fighters this season. The Dallas Mavericks promise to be full of excitement too, so stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest news, opinions, and analysis on your favorite team all year long.

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