The Mavericks are interested in Tunisian free agent center Salah Mejri, sources tell Sportando’s Orazio Cauchi. Sources told Sportando colleague Emiliano Carchia earlier today that Mejri has an offer from an NBA team, and Cauchi hears the 7’1″ 29-year-old is leaning toward playing in the NBA. The Cavs were reportedly interested as of this past spring, though it’s unclear if they remain so.
Real Madrid of Spain informed Mejri of his release a few days ago, as David Pick of Eurobasket.com reported. The Arn Tellem client didn’t see much playing time for the Spanish club this past season, having averaged only 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game, fewer minutes than he saw for Real Madrid in 2013/14.
Multiple reports from last week indicated that the Mavs have held interest in free agents Ryan Hollins, Elton Brand, JaVale McGee, Samuel Dalembert, Kevin Seraphin and Tyrus Thomas as they seek to complement trade acquisition Zaza Pachulia and fill the void left when DeAndre Jordan broke his deal to sign with the team. Thus, Mejri appears to be one of many options for Dallas, which has cap space still to burn.