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Pelicans Expected To Sign Nate Wolters To 10-Day Contract

The New Orleans Pelicans are "zeroing in" on signing Nate Wolters on a 10-day contract. Wolters cleared waivers after being released by the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pelicans were previously considering Mike James and Gal Mekel before Wolters became available.
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Interested In Re-Signing Gal Mekel Later In Season

The New Orleans Pelicans waived Gal Mekel but remain interested in potentially re-signing him later in the season. "We just felt like it was a move that we wanted to take a look at him," Monty Williams said. "We thought he did a good job, (but) there are some particulars financially that I am not going to discuss, that's for Dell and his staff (to discuss). They do a good job of...
Via RealGM
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans call up Smith from Fort Wayne

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans have recalled rookie point guard Russ Smith from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. The roster move, announced Saturday, comes a day after the release of point guard Gal Mekel. The club says Smith will be in New Orleans and available for Saturday night's game against Portland. Smith, a former Louisville standout, was...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college at Wichita State and appeared in 31 games last season for the Dallas Mavericks, who also...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gal Mekel Waived By Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived Gal Mekel. Mekel, 6-3, 191, was signed by the team on December 5 as an unrestricted free agent. Mekel appeared in four games with New Orleans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. New Orleans’ roster now stands at 14.
Via RealGM
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Dante Cunningham and Gal Mekel Signing Grades

  New Orleans Pelicans: Dante Cunningham and Gal Mekel Signing Grades By Ciaran Mills: Last Sunday, the New Orleans Pelicans waived forwards Patric Young and Darius Miller. This move opened up two roster spots that have now been filled by Dante Cunningham and Gal Mekel. But what difference will these two players make to the team? Dante Cunningham – $832k, 1 year It’s been a...
Via HoopStuff
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

LGoTW: New Orleans Pelicans earn home win against the New York Knicks 104-93

The Pelicans got back to .500, while the Knicks’ losing streak is now at nine in a row. The New Orleans Pelicans, lead by 27 points on 11-15 shooting by Tyreke Evans, picked up a win over the New York Knicks 104-93. The Pelicans entered the game looking to get back to .500, and with a tough stretch of games coming up, they couldn’t afford a loss to the struggling Knicks. The...
Via The Lottery Mafia
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers overcome Jazz, snap 6-game losing streak

Remember the time when everyone thought AJ Price was a nice guy, but not good enough to be a third-string guard for a championship contender? Well he’s become the Pacers’ savior now. Signed on Nov. 6 to fill up all the holes in the Pacers’ decimated roster — and only after plans to sign Gal Mekel were dumped due to visa problems — Price carried the team down the stretch...
Via Pacers Pulse
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers To Sign A.J. Price Due To Mekel Visa Issues

The Indiana Pacers were unable to complete their signing of Gal Mekel due to visa issues.The Pacers are desperate to sign a point guard before Friday's game and will instead sign A.J. Price. Price was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers in order to sign Will Cherry.
Via RealGM
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey to miss at least three games

  Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey will miss at least three games after aggravating a strained tendon in his left foot. Pacers coach Frank Vogel also said the team has received a hardship exception to sign Israeli guard Gal Mekel. The Pacers went into Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards with 10 healthy players. Paul George, George Hill, C.J. Watson and David...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers guard Stuckey to miss at least 3 games

WASHINGTON (AP) Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey will miss at least three games after aggravating a strained tendon in his left foot. Pacers coach Frank Vogel also said the team has received a hardship exception to sign Israeli guard Gal Mekel. The Pacers went into Wednesday night's game against the Washington Wizards with 10 healthy players. Paul George, George Hill, C.J. Watson...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers To Sign Gal Mekel

The Indiana Pacers are in the process of signing Gal Mekel. Mekel was released by the Dallas Mavericks to create a roster spot for J.J. Barea. The Pacers have suffered several injuries to their backcourt in George Hill and C.J. Watson.
Via RealGM
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs sign J.J. Barea to vet's-minimum deal

DALLAS - J.J. Barea is investing in a repeat of his success in Dallas under the terms of what FOX Sports Southwest is told is a one-year, $1,310,286 deal with the Mavs. To make roster room, Dallas will waive guard Gal Mekel; sources say the club will work to help him land elsewhere. Barea would had been due his $4.5 million salary had he been claimed off waivers from Minnesota. But...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Barea rejoins Mavericks after release from Timberwolves

  J.J. Barea is the latest to join the championship reunion for the Dallas Mavericks. The diminutive guard who played a key role in Dallas' 2011 NBA Finals victory over Miami signed with the Mavericks on Wednesday after clearing waivers following his release by Minnesota. Barea is back with Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler, the center whose leadership played a big part in the franchise...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Barea latest to join Mavericks' title reunion

DALLAS (AP) J.J. Barea is the latest to join the championship reunion for the Dallas Mavericks. The diminutive guard who played a key role in Dallas' 2011 NBA Finals victory over Miami signed with the Mavericks on Wednesday after clearing waivers following his release by Minnesota. Barea is back with Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler, the center whose leadership played a big part...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs Release Gal Mekel To Create Roster Spot For Barea

The Dallas Mavericks have released Gal Mekel. The move will create a roster spot for the Mavericks to sign J.J. Barea.
Via RealGM
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Is J.J. Barea Necessary To Mavericks?

Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Dallas Mavericks: Is J.J. Barea Necessary To Mavericks? By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… J.J. Barea’s contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves is close to being bought out, which will allow the Puerto Rican guard to return to the Mavericks, where he won a ring in 2011. Both parties have stated their intent to come...
Via HoopStuff
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks interested in bringing Barea back?

DALLAS -- The Timberwolves are in the process of finalizing a buyout of veteran guard J.J. Barea, a move that will put him on the NBA market. So does that mean he makes a beeline back to the Dallas Mavericks?  It's a bit more complicated than that.  Barea will reportedly be waived by the Wolves before Monday's 5 p.m. deadline for teams to cut to 15 players. And sources say the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Rumors: Dallas to sign J.J. Barea

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the final stages of a buyout for veteran point guard J.J. Barea. He could become a free agent early next week, and the Dallas Mavericks are interested in a reunion.Image by TonyTheTiger, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to ESPN Dallas:"Sources say that the Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, are planning to re-sign Barea next week once he clears waivers....
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Barea To Sign With Mavs After T’Wolves Buyout Is Completed

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to bring back a key piece in their championship run. J.J. Barea will reportedly sign with the Mavs after his buyout from the Timberwolves i s complete. Sources told ESPN.com that Barea will be waived by the Wolves before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline for teams to cut rosters down to 15 players and possibly as early as Sunday. Sources say that the...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans starters see action in win over Mavs

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) There can be a little drama in the NBA preseason. After the New Orleans Pelicans' 10 point fourth-quarter lead was cut to one in the waning moments, an emphatic follow slam by undrafted rookie Patric Young with 2.1 seconds remaining helped the Pelicans secure a 88-85 victory at the CenturyLink Center. Dallas guard Ricky Ledo's 3-pointer at the buzzer caught...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks lose after Pacers fourth quarter rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers appeared to be headed for a loss, down by 14 points in the fourth quarter Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks. But the Pacers got into an offensive rhythm and with 31 seconds took the lead en route to a 98-93 come from behind win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana erased the double-digit deficit with an 18-3 run. David Sloan scored...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Trying To Trade Gal Mekel, Bernard James

The Dallas Mavericks are attempting to trade Gal Mekel and Bernard James due to their need to create a roster spot. The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently imminent, a source said. Mekel averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 assists in 31 games as a rookie with Dallas...
Via RealGM
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Jameer Nelson Contract Grade

Dallas Mavericks: Jameer Nelson Contract Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 5.5 million (there is a player option) The Mavericks just keep adding talent. The Mavericks may have Raymond Felton, Devin Harris and Gal Mekel at point guard, but they have wisely signed Jameer Nelson, who is actually the best of the group. Felton is lucky he isn’t...
Via HoopStuff
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mekel, Ledo looking to make an impact with the Mavs

LAS VEGAS -- Gal Mekel and Ricky Ledo both had roster spots with the Dallas Mavericks last season. As for NBA roles, the jury is still out.   The Mavericks packed up and left NBA Summer League with not much set in stone for those two. Mekel is going into the second year of a three-year guaranteed contract. Ledo's league minimum deal is guaranteed for 2014-15, but not beyond.  ...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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