Salah Mejri

Salah Mejri (DAL) – “Mez” 

Salah M.
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DAL Center: 7’2, 245 lbs; 3rd year, Tunisia

NBA Role: (raw) backup center UnderDOG

Salah Mejri, a humungous pivot, became the first Tunisian to ever play in the NBA in October 2015; unfinished product on both ends but is a tremendous presence in the paint, runs the floor well and has a very decent touch out near the foul-line; swift feet – times swats well and recovers quickly for a guy of his stature; can Mejri keep up w/ a fast pace, help set an aggressive tone on both sides? – DAL is shifting towards a quicker play style; designated watch dog? – do the Mavs finally have the interior sewed up w/ Nerlens Noel & Young* Mez? – could easily be the franchise’s best defensive combo since their championship run in 2011

*he’s actually 31 but who’s counting?

Signature Sequence^rebound, one-handed flush

^just go w/ it

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 73


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 3.2 points/game, 4 rebounds/game, 64% FG
  • Euroleague Champion (2015)