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Nicolo Mellli chipped in five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3PT), eight rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 16 minutes during the Pelicans loss to the Suns on Tuesday.
Melli did a nice job on the glass as he was rewarded some extra run with the game out of hand by the third quarter. It was by far his best game of the season as he's only averaging 13 minutes per game, mainly giving Zion Williamson breathers every now and then. He'll look to build off Tuesday's performance on Thursday against the Thunder but he holds no fantasy value at the moment.
Nicolo Melli totaled six points (2-6FG, 1-5 3PT), five rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes in the Pelicans' 127-133 loss to the Magic on Thursday.
Melli logged 25 minutes in the finale against the Magic and put up six points and five rebounds. The rookie was unable to show off the production he demonstrated earlier in the season; however, the Pelicans provided him ample opportunity to contribute in the rotation. If the rookie can build on his performance, he should be able to show enough to warrant fantasy consideration.
Nicolo Melli totaled five points (1-10FG, 0-4 3PT, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes in the Pelicans' 112-106 loss to the Kings on Tuesday.
Melli was unable to find his shot against the Kings, shooting 10.0 percent from the floor and 0.0 percent from beyond the arc. Even with ample opportunities to perform, he has tremendously underwhelmed throughout the "seeding" games. His inconsistent production, despite his secured backup role at the four, makes him a natural fade at this time.
Nicolo Melli totaled two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3PT), one rebound, and one assist in 10 minutes in the Pelicans' 122-113 loss to the Spurs on Sunday.
After putting up his best "seeding" game performance against the Wizards, Melli tremendously underwhelmed in the Pelicans' loss to the Spurs, only putting up two points in 10 minutes of play. He has the primary backup role behind Zion Williamson; however, his production has been hit or miss night-in and night-out. Melli's inconsistency and limited role in the rotation make him a natural fade in all fantasy formats at this time.
Nicolo Melli totaled 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3PT), six rebounds, one assist, and three blocks in 17 minutes in the Pelicans' 118-107 in win over the Wizards on Friday.
Melli played well in 17 minutes against the Wizards, logging six rebounds to go along with 10 points. Unfortunately, with the new starting look, the Pelicans flashed for the first time since the restart, having Brandon Ingram play the four, Melli may have lost any possible chance at a regular place in the rotation when Zion gets back. Due to the ambiguity of his role and production inconsistencies, it would be best to leave him on waivers at this time.