Pelicans forward Nicolò Melli has seen his playing time cut in his second NBA season and he may be looking for a way out of New Orleans, according to a report from Sportando. The story first appeared in the Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, which states that Melli is waiting for an opportunity with a new team.
The 30-year-old has gotten into just 21 games this season under new coach Stan Van Gundy and is averaging 2.0 PPG in about 11 minutes per night. As a rookie last year with coach Alvin Gentry, Melli averaged 6.6 PPG and 17.4 minutes of playing time in 60 games.
Melli was a star in the EuroLeague for several years before coming to the NBA. He is making $3.88MM this season and will be eligible for a $4.87MM qualifying offer this summer.