It is a situation Gal Mekel has become accustomed to over the past year. Working out and waiting. The Israeli guard is not short of options. Nevertheless, he is once more without a team.
After getting a taste of life in the NBA, Mekel refuses to give up on the dream. He ended up sitting out more than two months during the past season in the hope of receiving an offer to return to the NBA. He ultimately signed with BC Nizhny Novgorod of Russia in late February when it became apparent that his patience might prove to be in vain.
After less than four months at Nizhny, Mekel returned to the open market and he is currently training in Florida with the aim of landing a new NBA deal this summer. Mekel has a standing three-year offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv, with Hapoel Jerusa – lem also desperate to secure his signature. However, he is biding his time, unwilling to move on.