HoopsHype Gal Mekel rumors
He's keenly aware that if a veteran guard is signed, a younger guard - namely, himself - could be on the way out. That's what's making it a little strange for the second-year player going into Tuesday night's season opener at San Antonio. "It's weird," he said. "I hear everything. But I want to concentrate on this game. I had a great preseason and showed everybody that I can help this team. I got very good feedback from the coaching staff. "I know it's weird right now and there is a chance I will find myself in another place in two days. But as long as I am here, I'm going to help the team." Dallas Morning News
Point guards Shane Larkin and Gal Mekel are two of the players who will represent the Dallas Mavericks in the Samsung NBA Summer League, which will be played from July 11-21 in Las Vegas. The games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center -- and at the COX Pavilion -- on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Mavericks recalled Gal Mekel from the D-League after the rookie point guard spent three games playing for the Texas Legends on a rehab stint. Mekel averaged 9.3 points, 6.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game for the Legends, but he shot only 34.4 percent from the floor during his time in the D-League. ESPN.com
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have assigned rookie guard Gal Mekel to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. Mekel (6-3, 202) is averaging 2.4 points, 2.1 assists and 9.6 minutes in 30 games (one start) this season. He has missed the last 21 games of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to address a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. mavs.com
Whenever he recovers from the arthroscopic right knee surgery he underwent on Jan. 17, Gal Mekel’s first game on his comeback trail will be in Frisco, where he’ll play for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. The rookie from Israel has played in just 30 games this season and is averaging 2.4 points and 2.1 assists in 9.6 minutes per game. He also is shooting only 34.5 percent from the field, including 25.0 percent on 3-point shots. “He’s making steady progress,” Carlisle said. “I would say he’s ahead of schedule based on what the expectations were with the scope. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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