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Gal Mekel | Guard | #24

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 202
College: Wichita State

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Gal Mekel is working on a deal with Malaga, according to David Pick.
Mekel had previously been released by Red Star and will now reportedly join Malaga. Now entrenched overseas, Mekel can be forgotten by fantasy owners. Tue, Dec 22, 2015 09:56:00 AM

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Gal Mekel has signed with Crvena Zvezda of Serbia.

"I'm excited to meet the best fans in Europe, win titles," Mekel said after signing a two-year deal with Crvena Zvezda. His deal does not have an NBA out clause, so it goes without saying that fantasy owners can ignore the 27-year-old for at least the next two years.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Gal Mekel has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal to play for Crvena Zvezda of Serbia.

Mekel's contract does have an NBA out clause, so there's a chance he returns stateside before his two-year deal expires. That being said, Mekel isn't anything more than an end-of-the-bench kind of guy at the NBA level, so there's no reason to give him any attention in fantasy hoops.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Gal Mekel is trying to land a deal in the NBA, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Mekel has standing offers from several Euroleague teams, but is currently in talks with three NBA teams. While it seems like Mekel is intent on playing in the NBA next season, he won't carry much fantasy value as a bench player no matter where he lands.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Gal Mekel has signed with Nizhny Novogrod of Russia, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Stein reports that Hapoel Jerusalem of Mekel's native Israel made a strong push, but Nizhny Novogrod won the bidding for the guard's services. Mekel may resurface in the NBA some day, but he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues at this point.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Gal Mekel is considering an offer from Olimpia Milano.

He was hoping to get a deal with an NBA team, but it doesn't look like it'll happen. Mekel is a great PNR guy, but there isn't much else to his game.
Source: Sportando
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 03:27:00 PM

Gal Mekel is still hoping to latch onto an NBA team rather than sign a deal overseas.

"After I was released by New Orleans I received several offers from Europe and Israel," Mekel said in a statement. "I wanted to give them the respect they deserve and listen to them all...It is no secret that I really want to remain in the NBA and I believe with all my heart that I can succeed in this league. But I also really want to play, lead and realize my potential." His best bet to rejoin an NBA team is to sign a 10-day contract with a team in the hope that they will extend him for the rest of the season. Regardless, Mekel is still far off the fantasy radar and owners in standard leagues can ignore him with confidence.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Gal Mekel is reportedly considering heading back overseas after recently being waived by the Pelicans.

There is no question that he is a solid point guard, but he hasn't really been given a chance to succeed in the NBA. Mekel may latch back onto an NBA team in the future, but he is well off the fantasy radar for now.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:07:00 AM

The Pelicans have waived G Gal Mekel.

He played just four games for the Pelicans to go with averages of 1.5 points and 3.3 assists over 10.9 minutes of action. He may sign on with another team, but he's never going to be anything more than a reserve, and won't be worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Gal Mekel has reportedly signed a two-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Pelicans.

Mekel will fight for backup minutes with Jimmer Fredette and Russ Smith (who is currently on a D-league stint). In other words, he's not going to be worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 06:27:00 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly in advanced discussions to sign G Gal Mekel.

Mekel would join a crowded backcourt of Jrue Holiday, Jimmer Fredette, and Russ Smith, so his fantasy value would be bleak to say the least. Even if he signs, he won't be worth monitoring in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Gal Mekel is set to workout for the Lakers this week, after being waived by Dallas earlier in the season.

He was fantastic for the Mavericks, but they simply had too many point guards on their roster. If Mekel makes the team, he could potentially compete with Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson for the backup PG spot. Owners in deep leagues will want to monitor this situation closely, but he can be left on the waiver wire for now.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 12:27:00 PM

The Indiana Pacers' attempt to sign Gal Mekel has been put in jeopardy due to an issue with Mekel's visa.

The Pacers' hardship exemption expires on Thursday, so the procedural delay in Mekel obtaining his P-1 visa may scuttle the deal. With Indiana's backcourt depleted, the team may be forced to look elsewhere and A.J. Price seems to be the Pacers' first option if Mekel is unable to clear up his via issues before Thursday's game against the Celtics.
Source: SB Nation
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 11:38:00 AM

The Pacers are in the process of signing Gal Mekel.

It's a good fit for the Pacers. Coach Frank Vogel runs a lot of pick-and-rolls in his offense, so Mekel could be an interesting piece in the second unit. Of course, this news only affects very deep leagues. Donald Sloan owners should expect a minor decrease in production once Mekel gets acclimated with his new team, but Sloan will still likely start.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Mavericks waive Gal Mekel.

This was an expected move which clears the way for Dallas to sign J.J. Barea. Even if Mekel does land with another NBA team this season, he's not going to have fantasy value.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 06:10:00 PM

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