Salah Mejri Rumors

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Salah Mejri
Salah Mejri
Position: C
Born: 06/15/86
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,471,382
The Mavericks’ center position has turned into a roulette wheel. Spin it. Watch the ball go around. See where it lands and hope that a winning number gets called out. Rick Carlisle is the guy spinning the ball. This comes after Salah Mejri had a string of several games that were productive, including a double-double in the win at Washington. We haven’t even mentioned Nerlens Noel yet and he’s destined to get his shot at some point down the line. “It’s a bit of a by-committee position,” Carlisle said after Dwight Powell’s big night. “We had this three or four years ago when we frequently played three guys in one half. The guys got to roll with it and understand the things they do may only fit in certain stretches. We don’t have the luxury of a rotation right now in indelible ink so far. Which is OK. Sometimes that can keep a team on its toes.”
Coach Rick Carlisle, who mentioned that matchups made it difficult for traditional centers to play against Cleveland, said that Salah Mejri had earned playing time over Noel at this point. “Look, minutes have to be earned,” Carlisle said. “At this point, if it’s between him and Salah, Salah has earned the minutes. There’s no doghouse here. There just isn’t. It’s pretty simple: You compete, and if you earn minutes, you get minutes. And you’ve got to compete to keep them, because it’s a competitive situation.”
1 month ago via ESPN
Storyline: Carlisle-Noel Dynamic
Noel said he wasn’t frustrated by not getting the opportunity to play Saturday night, emphasizing that he would remain ready. “I’m good, I’m good,” Noel said. “I’m a very self-confident player. I know I can go in there and change games. When my number is called, I’ll do just that and help some winning efforts. That’s all my play style is about, is just winning. When I’m called on, I’ll bring my winning effort.”
1 month ago via ESPN