- Gabriel Deck. "I learned with the wheel of a tractor"
The 218 centimeters high of Salah Mejri will join the 221 centimeters of Walter Tavares to form in the Real Madrid a fearsome couple in the painting. The current champion of the Endesa League has confirmed the signing of the 33-year-old Tunisian pivot, who already played in the white club between 2013 and 2015.
Mejri, from the Chinese League Liaoning Flying Leopards, signs until the end of the season to round off a very large 16-player roster. Of these, seven can play, by height, in the pivot position: Anthony Randolph, Felipe Reyes, Trey Thompkins, Jordan Mickey, Osman Garuba, plus the aforementioned Tavares and Mejri.
These Twin Towers will allow Madrid to compete with the powerful interior game of Barcelona, which this summer added Brandon Davies as a complement to Ante Tomic. Svetislav Pesic also has the young Ukrainian Artem Pustovyi, 2.15 meters tall.
The incorporation of Mejri adds intimidation power for Madrid, which may also benefit from its external threat. The Tunisian already showed a great improvement from the perimeter during the recent World Cup in China.
This progression contrasts, however, with the bad experiences in the Mavericks, where only 3.9 points and 3.6 seasons, during the last four seasons.
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