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Melvin Ely C
Height/Weight: 6-10/260 | Birthdate: 5/2/1978 | Birthplace: Harvey, IL | Team: Washington Wizards | College: Fresno State | NBA Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans finalize three-team deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) The Wizards, Rockets and Pelicans have agreed to a three-team trade involving Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, Omer Asik and Omri Casspi, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports on Sunday.

The Pelicans will receive Asik, Casspi and $1.5 million cash from Houston. The Rockets will get Ariza, Gee and a 2015 protected first-round pick from the Pelicans. The Wizards will receive Melvin Ely 's unguaranteed contract and a $8.5 million trade exception.


Melvin Ely signs with New Orleans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) After waiving center Greg Stiemsma, the Pelicans signed Melvin Ely on Monday to replace Stiemsma's spot on the roster, the Times-Picayune report on Monday. Ely averaged 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 41 D-League appearances.

Grizzlies trim roster with four cuts


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) The Grizzlies parted ways with four players Saturday, two more than they needed to reach the maximum roster size prior to the start of the season. The waiving of Andre Barrett, Melvin Ely, Tony Gaffney and Willie Reed leaves the team with 13 players on the roster, with added flexibility as the season begins. 

Ely rides the pine


(3/11/2011) Denver center Melvin Ely was expected to play Thursday in Phoenix, but did not make it off the bench. He received a DNP - coach's decision in the Nuggets 116-97 win over the Suns. Ely had sat out five straight games with a sprained ankle.

Ely expected to play Thursday


(3/10/2011) The Denver Post reports Nuggets center Melvin Ely is expected to play Thursday against the Suns after missing five straight games with a sprained ankle.

Ely likely to remain inactive


(3/6/2011) Denver center Melvin Ely hasn't played since Jan. 31 as he's been dealing with a sprained ankle. The team is considering him day to day, but he's been inactive for weeks now.

Ely misses another


(3/4/2011) Though he wasn't ruled inactive heading into the game, Denver center Melvin Ely missed Thursday's game against the Jazz while continuing to deal with a sprained right ankle. He's now missed every game since January 31.

Ely remains inactive


(3/3/2011) Denver center Melvin Ely hasn't played since Jan. 31. He continues to miss time with a sprained right ankle. He missed Wednesday's outing versus the Bobcats.

Ely still missing time for Denver


(2/28/2011) Denver C Melvin Ely remains out with a sprained right ankle. Ely missed Monday's game against Atlanta and last played on Jan. 31 in New Jersey.

Ely out Friday


(2/25/2011) The Nuggets official team website reports Friday that center Melvin Ely is out for Friday's game at Portland due to a sprained right ankle.

Ely sees minutes boost


(1/16/2011) Denver C Melvin Ely has seen a bump in minutes in his last two games with Chris Andersen banged up. Ely played 29 minutes on Saturday and went 1 for 1 to score two points with three rebounds and three blocks. In the game prior, against Miami, he played 22 minutes, shot 4 for 7 and scored 10 points with six boards.

Ely gets start for Nuggets


(12/29/2010) The Nuggets were so decimated by injuries on Wednesday at Minnesota with Nene, Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin all out, they had to start Melvin Ely at center. Ely played 20 minutes and scored four points with six rebounds. He shot 2 of 3 from the field.

Ely barely contributes for Denver


(12/6/2010) Nuggets center Melvin Ely played just eight minutes on Sunday against the Grizzlies. He didn't play in Friday's contest because of a chipped tooth that required him to get a root canal. He would go 1 for 2 from the field, finishing with two points and grabbing one rebound. Ely added a steal for the Nuggets, as they held off the Grizzlies, 108-107.

Ely sidelined after root canal


(12/3/2010) Nuggets forward Melvin Ely did not play in Friday's game against the Clippers after chipping his tooth. Ely had a root canal on earlier on Friday and is listed as day to day.

Ely starts due to injury


(11/5/2010) Nuggets C Melvin Ely got the start in Friday's game against the Clippers after Nene was unable to go due to a strained groin.

Ely just not playing for Hornets


(3/16/2009) New Orleans C Melvin Ely played three minutes against the Bulls on Saturday and scored one point with two boards. Ely had been out with an illness for some time and likely was only sitting because he's not a major part of the Hornets' game plan.

Ely still out with illness


(3/14/2009) Hornets C Melvin Ely was unable to play against the Bulls Saturday due to an illness. He remains questionable for Monday against the Rockets.

Ely out still due to illness


(3/14/2009) Hornets C Melvin Ely was unable to play against the Bucks on Friday due to an illness. He remains questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

Ely, Marks can't go vs. Wizards


(3/11/2009) Hornets center Sean Marks and swingman Melvin Ely did not participate in Wednesday's shootaround because of flu-like symptoms and both missed the night's game against the Wizards. Both players are day to day with the illness.

Marks, Ely deal with flu


(3/11/2009) The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports Hornets center Sean Marks and swingman Melvin Ely did not participate in Wednesday's shootaround because of flu-like symptoms. Marks, coach Byron Scott said, should be available to play Wednesday night at Washington.

Ely drops 11 and 8 vs. Magic


(2/18/2009) Hornets C Melvin Ely saw game action for the first time in three nights on Wednesday in a win over Orlando. Ely played 19 minutes and was 3-for-3 from the floor for 11 points. He added eight rebounds and had four fouls.

Ely not in rotation again


(1/27/2009) Hornets C Melvin Ely did not play in Monday's game against Philadelphia with Hilton Armstrong returning from his injury.

Ely with a chance to step up


(1/24/2009) The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Hornets coach Byron Scott said Saturday that he does not expect Tyson Chandler (ankle) to return until possibly after the All-Star break in mid-February. Chandler badly sprained his left ankle in Monday's win against the Indiana Pacers. Hilton Armstrong, Melvin Ely and Sean Marks should split time in his absence.

Ely starting for Hornets


(1/22/2009) The Sports Xchange notes that Hornets C Melvin Ely made his first start of the season, in place of injured Tyson Chandler and Hilton Armstrong, and had season-highs in minutes played (30) and field goal attempts (12), but made just three shots and finished with six points and four rebounds.

Ely could be needed to start


(1/21/2009) The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Melvin Ely may be needed to start Wednesday's game at center with Tyson Chandler and Hilton Armstrong both injured.