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Mavericks' Nicolo Melli: Contributes 13 points in rout

Melli totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 12 minutes in a 133-103 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday. Melli was one of six players to finish with double-digit scoring for Dallas, and he impressively tallied his 13 points in only 12 minutes. The second-year forward finished with his highest point total of the season. The output was certainly a surprise, as Melli came into the contest averaging only 2.3 points over 12.5 minutes through 35 games.

New Maverick Nicolò Melli ready to inspire the next generation of ballers

Nicolò Melli – better known as “Nico” to his family and teammates – can already envision what his future might look like. It will involve children, like his newly born daughter, along with countless other youth he hopes to someday encourage and inspire to chase after their own dreams. The...

Mavericks starting Jalen Brunson on Monday, Nicolo Melli to bench

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson is starting in Monday's lineup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Brunson will make his 11th start this season after Nicolo Melli was left out of Monday's lineup. In a fast tempo matchup against a Philadelphia unit playing with a 100.9 pace, our models project Brunson to score 20.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $5,200.

Nicolo Melli playing with Mavericks' second unit on Monday

Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli is out of Monday's starting lineup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Melli will come off the bench on Monday night after Jalen Brunson was named Dallas' starter against the 76ers. In a challenging matchup against a Philadelphia team ranked second in defensive efficiency, our models project...

Mavericks' Nicolo Melli: Back to bench

Melli will come off the bench for Monday's game against the 76ers. Melli had started in four of the last five games, but he's returning to a bench role as Jalen Brunson was inserted into the starting lineup. Melli will likely see a slight drop-off in his workload as a result of the move to the bench.

Mavericks' Nicolo Melli: Back in starting five

Melli will start Sunday's game against the Spurs, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. Melli will start for the fourth time in the last five games -- this time in place of Maxi Kleber, who's dealing with soreness in his lower leg. Over his three previous starts, Melli averaged 4.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 blocks in 28.0 minutes.

Nicolo Melli coming off Mavericks' bench Thursday

Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli will play with the second unit Thursday in the team's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Melli has been starting as of late, but the Mavericks are back to full strength to face off against a Bucks team playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo. As such, Melli will now revert to a bench role.

Maxi Kleber (leg) starting for Mavericks Thursday; Nicolo Melli to bench

Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber is in the lineup Thursday in the team's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Kleber is making his return to the court following an absence due to a leg injury. He'll also immediately return to the starting five, and Nicolo Melli will come of the bench in a corresponding move.

Mavericks' Nicolo Melli: Starting again Monday

Melli will start Monday's game Utah, Mavericks radio play-by-play broadcaster Chuck Cooperstein reports. Melli will receive his second start in a row while Kristaps Porzingis (knee) remains on the sidelines. In his last start on Friday, he went for 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists across 28 minutes.

Mavericks' Nicolo Melli: Barley contributes in spot start

Melli totaled zero points (0-7 FG, 0-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes during Monday's 111-103 victory over the Jazz. Melli remained in the starting lineup for a second straight game in place of Kristaps Porzingis (wrist), but he failed to produce outside of three combined defensive stats. His run of elevated minutes is almost certainly going to come to an end in the near future, at which time fantasy managers won't need to pay much attention to him.

Nicolo Melli starting for Mavericks Saturday in place of injured Maxi Kleber

Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolo Melli will start Saturday in the team's game against the Washington Wizards. Melli started a handful of games in his rookie year last season with the Pelicans, but he's now making his first start with his new team in Dallas. Look for him to return to a bench role when Maxi Kleber is cleared to return.

Doncic believes Nicolo Melli has the skills to move the needle in a positive way

Anyone thinking Nicolo Melli was just a throw-in to complete last week’s trade when the Dallas Mavericks acquired guard JJ Redick from the New Orleans Pelicans may want to revisit their thoughts. Mavs two-time All-Star point guard Luka Doncic has a direct connection with Melli and can vouch for Melli’s...
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Nicolo Melli shines in Mavericks debut

Nicolo Melli made his debut with the Dallas Mavericks Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He quickly endeared himself to the fans and his teammates. In 11 minutes of action, he looked like a rejuvenated player in the Mavericks’ 127-106 win. He scored six points on 3-4 shooting, grabbed...
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Dallas Mavericks: Nicolo Melli shines in his debut with the Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a trade just minutes before the March 25 deadline. They sent James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, and their 2021 second-round pick to New Orleans for J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli. The Mavs wanted to add shooting and received one of the best long-distance marksmen in the league.