Italian power forward Nicolo Melli returns to Armani Exchange Milan
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Italian power forward Nicolo Melli returns to Armani Exchange Milan

Former Fenerbahce power forward signs three-year deal with Italian club

News Service AA

Italian basketball player Nicolo Melli signed a multi-year deal with AX Armani Exchange Milan on Friday.

"Olimpia Milano has reached an agreement for three years with Nicolo Melli," the team said in a statement.

"I'm coming back to a club that represents so much for me," said Melli.

The Milan club is called AX Armani Exchange Milan for sponsorship reasons.

Melli, 30, who is a former Fenerbahce Beko forward, played for AX Armani Exchange Milan from 2010-2015.

He spent two years in Turkey and played for Fenerbahce Beko in 2017-2019 and won the Turkish league title in 2018.

Melli then left the Istanbul powerhouse and made his way to the NBA, signing with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019.

In March, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

With Dallas last season, he averaged 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 26 games.

He is separately playing for the Italian national team.


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