Mavs’ Mekel Stays Cool About First NBA Start
While it’s only a preseason game when the Dallas Mavericks entertain the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:30 tonight at American Airlines Center, it’ll be the first time point guard Gal Mekel has played in an NBA game.
And the rookie from Israel is in the starting lineup.
Mekel, however, doesn’t seem overwhelmed by the enormalty of the situation.
“Of course it’s exciting, especially in the first game,” Mekel said after Monday morning’s shoot around at the AAC. “But I don’t have to look at it like it’s something huge and be nervous.
“It’s basketball. Like every other game, have fun and try to help the team.”