Pelicans add EuroLeague forward Melli on 2-year deal

Nicolo Melli has agree to a 2-year pact with the Pelicans.

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with EuroLeague power forward Nicolo Melli, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Melli, 28, was the leading scorer in the EuroLeague Finals for Fenerbahce in Turkey last season.

The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Melli has resisted the lure of the NBA in he past, but is headed there after playing the last two seasons in the Turkish League.

Melli has also played in Italy and Germany since turning professional in 2007.