Dallas Mavericks Rumors
“I think he’s getting a reputation,” said Wesley Matthews, someone who is familiar with getting down and dirty on the court. “Is it good for us? I love the edge. And he’s got to keep playing with it. There’s a line somewhere. But he’ll be all right.” J.J. Barea quickly chimed in: “We need that.” Mejri is a fighter. And the play that defined that came with 4:36 to go and the Mavericks down 105-95. Mejri tried to go for a dunk, but was denied and then locked arms with Nurkic, who pulled away and then went to the bench to get looked at. Turner then interceded and pushed Mejri away.
“I’ll keep doing my job. I’m not trying to hurt anybody. Turner punched me in the face. Hard. Maybe they didn’t see it. As for Nurkic, he saw it a bit differently: “He got fouled, but then he locked my arm on purpose and I didn’t like it. He almost broke it. I just let him know – dirty plays, I don’t like them.”
Earl K. Sneed: .@swish41 with a great quote on @50Mejri: “He’s Salah at shootaround, and he’s ‘The Mej’ at night. It’s two different people. At shootaround, he’s a nice guy & can barely move. At night, The Mej is out. … He doesn’t have friends out there. He just wants to help us win.”
Eddie Sefko: Rick Carlisle on voting for WC all-star reserves: “It’s the most difficult I’ve ever seen it from the standpoint of so many deserving guys at all positions. Some guys who are deserving are most likely going to be left out. I just know the West is packed with great players.”
Earl K. Sneed: J.J. Barea (left groin strain) is in uniform for the @Dallas Mavericks and will return after missing the Mavs’ 105-102 defeat in Denver. #DALatPOR