"Personal results come from what the team does!"
Although his team-first mentality means he's always keen to deflect praise onto his teammates, Nicolo Melli was the key factor behind Brose Bamberg's outstanding December, which saw the German champs go 4-2 to relaunch their season and saw Melli chosen as the MVP of the month. Melli averaged 15.6 points, 8 rebounds and a 24.5 performance index rating while leading the team in scoring, rebounds, steals, blocks and three-pointers. In this Euroleague.net interview, Melli insisted that happiness with his personal performances is secondary to the team's impressive recent successes. "A difference from last season is that we're not surprising anyone," Melli told Euroleague.net. "Every opponent knows everything about us and everyone is waiting for us, so any successes we have are really deserved. Now we are one win away from the playoff zone, which is important, but we have to take one game at a time and see what happens."