Salah Mejri Signs With Real Madrid

OCTOBER 10: Real Madrid has formally announced that Mejri will join the club until the end of the 2019/20 season.

OCTOBER 5: Tunisian big man Salah Mejri is reportedly finalizing a deal to join the European team Real Madrid, as first reported by El Espanol’s Jorge Calabres.

Mejri had inked a temporary contract with Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association in September to replace the injured Brandon Bass, per the report. However, Mejri had been seeking another opportunity in the NBA or a chance to play in Europe. Mejri is currently in Dallas awaiting the completion of his Real Madrid deal, the report notes.

The 33-year-old has spent the past four years as a rotation piece for the Mavericks. The 7’2″ center enjoyed his best year during the 2016/17 campaign, averaging 2.9 PPG and 4.2 APG in 73 games.

Mejri suited up for Tunisia during the FIBA World Cup in China where he averaged 16.2 PPG and 10.2 RPG. He has previously played for Real Madrid in 2013 and 2015.

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