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Report: Pelicans in talks to sign point guard Gal Mekel

Gal Mekel, Nate Robinson

Gal Mekel, Nate Robinson


The New Orleans Pelicans signed forward Dante Cunningham earlier in the day on Thursday, but they might not be done making moves. According to’s Marc Stein, they’re also closing in on Israeli point guard Gal Mekel.

ESPN sources say Pelicans, after signing Dante Cunningham, are now in advanced discussions to sign former Mavericks point guard Gal Mekel

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 4, 2014

Mekel played for the Mavericks last season, but was waived before the season started to clear a roster spot for J.J. Barea. He was on the Pacers’ radar before they eventually signed A.J. Price. In his rookie season in Dallas, Mekel averaged 2.4 points and 2 assists per game in 31 games.