Spurs trade Williams to Charlotte for Melvin Ely


Update: The trade has been finalized. Eric Williams and the Spurs 2009 second round pick to Charlotte for Melvin Ely. I’ve been a fan of Ely for some time and I think he can do well with a consistent amount of playing time. He brings some athleticism and youth to an old Spurs team. Look for a special episode of the Spurscast coming this week, where we’ll discuss the trade and how Ely will fit in with the Spurs.
Jeff Garcia will be in New Jersey for the Spurs game tonight, and if Ely joins the team and is in uniform, we’ll have some photos of him in his Spurs uni up here and in the gallery tomorrow.
According to several new sources, the deal for Bobcats forward Melvin Ely is near completion.
The Charlotte Observer and the San Antonio Express-News are reporting that the trade will include Eric Williams and a future draft pick for Ely.
“The Bobcats and Spurs were in a conference call with league officials Tuesday afternoon to finalize the deal. Ely, a 6-9 power forward, requested a trade earlier this season in search of playing time. He’s playing on a one-season, $3.3 million contract.”
The trade is being finalized as this is being written. Keep checking ProjectSpurs.com to find out when this deal becomes official.

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