Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Mavs center Salah Mejri will undergo knee surgery on Thursday. A team source said the operation will be "a minor cleaning" and would not affect Mejri's availability for training camp.
"I haven't joined the national team earlier because I was undecided about the surgery, by it's been decided now," said Mejri, who will not play for Tunisia in the Olympic qualifying tournament.
Mejri, 30, flashed potential as a shot-blocker, rebounder and roll man as a rookie last season. The Mavs have him under contract for nonguaranteed minimum salaries the next two seasons and expect him to be a rotation player.