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Melvin Ely | Center/Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/2/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 260
College: Fresno State

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Pelicans sign C Melvin Ely.
Ely played two season with the Hornets from 2007-09 but he hasn't played in the NBA for two seasons. Even if the Pelicans intend to play him in their final two games, he has zero fantasy appeal. Apr 14 - 11:11 AM

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Big man Melvin Ely has been invited to Grizzlies' camp, according to HoopsHype.

He's on the downside of his career, hasn't played in the NBA since 2011, and it would be surprising to see him make the final roster.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Mavericks waive Melvin Ely.

Ely never had much of a chance to make the regular season roster, despite the Mavericks' frontcourt injuries.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 03:02:00 PM

Mavericks sign Melvin Ely.

The Mavericks need bodies in the frontcourt with their starting tandem of Dirk Nowitzki (knee) and Chris Kaman (calf) dealing with injuries. He still belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 02:38:00 PM

Melvin Ely has agreed to a non-guaranteed deal with the Mavericks.

Ely is competing with guys like Eddy Curry and Chris Douglas-Roberts for the Mavericks' final roster spot, which isn't even available until Delonte West is jettisoned. Expect him to be waived this weekend.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 10:03:00 PM

The Bobcats have waived Melvin Ely.

Ely was signed just over a week ago but missed time due to dehydration, and that may have cost him a chance to make the final roster. Taylor Griffin and Durrell Summers were also let go, although Summers is expected to head to the NBDL.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 01:08:00 PM

Melvin Ely will miss Monday's game against the Hawks due to dehydration.

The Cats are so thin at C that Ely could actually get some run when healthy this season. But for now, Boris Diaw is starting at center.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 05:54:00 PM

The Bobcats have officially signed big man Melvin Ely.

The Cats are decimated at center and Ely is at least a warm body they can use to fill the void, but he'll have no fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 07:36:00 PM

Melvin Ely is on the verge of signing with the Bobcats.

The Bobcats need help inside after losing Kwame Brown to Golden State and with DeSagana Diop well overweight. Ely is not a particularly appealing option, but he does have some familiarity with the team after previously spending time in Charlotte.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 12:24:00 PM

Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated reports that Melvin Ely is expected to sign a contract in China at some point in the next week.

Ely was seldom used at the end of the Denver bench last season, and now he'll be the next member of the Denver team from last year to head to the CBA. Ely will J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler as Nuggets who have signed in China when his deal becomes official.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 11:22:00 AM

Melvin Ely, who was previously dealing with an ankle injury, was listed as inactive for Saturday's game against the Heat.

It's possible that he is still dealing with injury, but it is more likely that he has fallen out of the active gameday roster. Should an injury get reported we will move him back to the injured list.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 12:12:00 AM

Melvin Ely (ankle) will be available Thursday, but is not expected to play.

Ely has missed five straight games due to his sprained right ankle. He has appeared in just 27 games this year, averaging 12.5 minutes.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 06:46:00 PM

Melvin Ely (sprained ankle) did not play on Monday against the Hawks.

Reports are sparse, but we're calling him day-to-day at this time. Even when healthy and if he were to get significant minutes, he would not be a good bet to have any fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 1, 2011 01:29:00 AM

Nuggets PF Melvin Ely (sprained ankle) won't play on Friday.

Nene and Chris Andersen might get extra playing time, though Ely's absence isn't likely to have any tangible effect in fantasyland. Consider him day-to-day.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 12:49:00 PM

With Chris Andersen sitting due to back and hamstring trouble, Melvin Ely has seen a spike in minutes.

Ely has seen more than 20 minutes for two games in a row. Regardless, he's simply doesn't produce the stats to merit inserting into your lineup.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011 01:59:00 PM

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SF1Tyreke Evans
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PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Jeff Withey
3Melvin Ely
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