Way back near the beginning of free agency, before the course of the NBA changed forever (i.e. about four weeks ago), the Dallas Mavericks agreed to terms with 25-year-old Israeli point guard Gal Mekel on a three-year contract. With the Mavericks also having added Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, and rookie Shane Larkin, the backcourt picture now looks somewhat crowded. Mekel, a star for Maccabi Haifa and the reigning MVP of the Israeli Super League, will have to fight for whatever playing time he can get...
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