The Pelicans already agreed to terms with shooting guard JJ Redick, but have now gone overseas for their next player. Nicolo Melli plans to sign with the Pelicans according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
EuroLeague power forward Nicolo Melli is finalizing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, sources tell ESPN. Melli, 28, was the top scorer in the EuroLeague Finals for Fenerbahce last season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
The power forward played for Fenerbahce last season and was the leading scorer in the EuroLeague Finals. He has also spent time in his career at Milan. Melli is a player that can shoot and score for the Pelicans next season.
Although he doesn’t have NBA experience, the Pelicans will be relying on Melli to provide good leadership to their young team next season.