Emiliano Carchia: Salah Mejri is joining Beijing Royal Fighters where he will be coached by Stephon Marbury. The Tunisian has played with Real Madrid last season
Real Madrid is finalizing the signing of Salah Mejri, as reported by El Espanol’s Jorge Calabres. The 33-year-old Tunisian center signed a temporary contract with the Liaoning of the Chinese league this September to replace the injured Brandon Bass. However, he has been expecting an offer from the NBA or from Europe, according to the report.
Zhang Duo: Former Mavs center Salah Mejri will play for Liaoning Flying Leopards in the Terrific 12 tournament.
Mejri, who becomes a free agent on June 30, hopes to return next season for his fifth year with the Mavs. He sees a huge turnaround coming for the Mavs next season, especially with the addition of 7-3 center Kristaps Porzingis, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks on Jan. 31. “I worked a little bit with Kristaps one-on-one,” said Mejri, who turns 33 on Saturday. “Maybe I’m the only guy on the team who can play with him, because of his height and length. He’s way taller than (the 6-11) Maxi (Kleber), and people who are going to guard (Porzingis) are 7-footers. He’s long and he’s good. He reminds me of Dirk (Nowitzki), but he’s way longer than Dirk.”
Albert Nahmad: Mavs had to waive Salah Mejri to create the necessary roster spot to complete the trade of Harrison Barnes for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph. Three days later, they re-signed him. Mejri pocketed an extra $531K for his trouble.
Marc Stein: The Mavericks have re-signed center Salah Mejri. Dallas had to waive Mejri to make roster room for the incoming Kings in the Harrison Barnes trade but have quickly brought back Luka Doncic’s former Real Madrid teammate.
Marc Stein: One-year league minimum deal for Salah Mejri to stay with the Mavericks, according to league sources. Dallas' desire to bring Mejri back only rose after the draft-night acquisition of his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Doncic
Shams Charania: Sources: As Dallas remains engaged on DeAndre Jordan talks with the Clippers, Mavericks have rescinded qualifying offer tender on Salah Mejri.
Eddie Sefko: The Mavericks have extended offer sheets to Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott and Salah Mejri, making all of them restricted free agents on July 1. Deadline for each is Friday.
October 19, 2021 | 5:05 pm EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Celtics announce Jaylen Brown has cleared COVID protocols but is still questionable for tomorrow’s season opener in New York as he ramps up his activity. Al Horford remains in the protocol and is out.
James Plowright: Terry Rozier on Bouknight “He’s special, he’s a guy that probably won’t win ROTY but in a couple of years down the line he’ll be a hard matchup, he’s a starter. He’s special and I don’t say that about too many rookies”
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone on Nikola Jokic entering the season: “I think he’s in a good place…I think he’s a little bit, probably, fatigued, like most first time dads are. That’s not something that is out of the ordinary. This is life. We’ll help Nikola get through it. That’s where it can’t be all Nikola every night. Other guys have to step up and bring their game and contribute to the cause. We know we’re capable of doing that. The challenge is how consistently can we do that?”