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Leading the competition in blocks while averaging just 20 minutes per game, Mejri is drawing attention from top Euroleague clubs such as Real Madrid and some NBA squads too. An Eastern Conference executive already considers him "a legit backup center in the NBA." HoopsHype
NBA teams interested in Mejri will have to compete with Euro teams for his services, though. Agent Bouna Ndiaye told HoopsHype they will test the Spanish and European market first - with Real Madrid reportedly in the lead now - and will only look at NBA options second. "I would be happy playing here with a Euroleague or Eurocup team too," Mejri said. "But the NBA... That would be a dream." HoopsHype
Now, at 26, the 2.17m center Salah Mejri wants to turn a childhood dream into reality and play in the NBA. Last week he had two tryouts with the New York Knicks, followed by another with the Denver Nuggets and one with the Dallas Mavericks. However, it’s with the Utah Jazz that he’ll be playing in a summer league in early July. “I am having such good feedback from coaches, which makes me even determined to move on," Mejri said. “If I don’t make it now [to the NBA], because I am 26, I don’t think I will make it later. FIBA.com
Tunisian big Salah Mejri (7-foot-1), who was scheduled to play with the New York Knicks at the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League, will attend a workout with N.Y. on June 18, but won’t be part of their Vegas squad. Sportando
If Mejri doesn’t land a deal with the Knicks prior to when the summer league's kickoff, he will join the Utah Jazz as part of their Orlando Summer League team, from July 9-12. Then, Mejri will fly out to Spain and land on the morning of a pre-Olympics exhibition game between Spain and Tunisia, on July 13. Sportando
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