• Nicolo Melli
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Nicolo Melli averaged 6.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 triples, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks in 52 games for the Pelicans, good for 267/273 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    The expectations were high for Melli and he surely did not disappoint in his rookie year, providing the Pelicans with some much-needed versatility on both ends of the floor. The Italian forward shot a respectable .361 from behind the 3-point arc, allowing New Orleans to use him in effective small-ball lineups. He was also a member of the Rising Stars challenge during the All-Star Game in Chicago, solidifying himself as a strong veteran presence for a young Pelicans squad.