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Gal Mekel | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 202
College: Wichita State

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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. Feb 24 - 11:34 AM

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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
Feb 20 - 3:27 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

Gal Mekel will be released by the Mavericks.

The Mavericks tried to trade him, but it just didn't happen. Mekel might be picked up by a team like the Lakers or the Sixers.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Gal Mekel looked great in his second start of the preseason on Thursday with 17 points, two rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

It sure would be fun to see Mekel on another team, but he's not likely to get minutes with the Mavericks. He can be ignored in most fantasy formats.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Gal Mekel started at point guard for the Mavericks and he did not disappoint by scoring 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while adding nine assists, two steals, two rebounds, and one 3-pointer.

The starters had the night off so Mekel got an extended look. Barring a trade, Mekel will not be worth owning in standard leagues as there are simply too many PGs on the Dallas roster.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 09:45:00 PM

The Mavs are looking to deal Gal Mekel in a trade.

He's basically their fifth point guard, which is a little superfluous to say the least. Mekel is a solid pick-and-roll point guard and is a crafty passer, but he hasn't excelled at the NBA level yet.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:08:00 AM

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