HoopsHype Fab Melo rumors


August 15, 2013 Updates

Ronald Tillery: Griz announce trade sending Donte Greene to Celtics for Fab Melo. Hearing that Griz also received cash to pay some of Melo's salary Twitter @CAGrizBlog

While a majority of NBA teams have gone into hibernation before the start of training camp in October, the Memphis Grizzlies continue to make moves. The Griz are working to acquire center Fab Melo from the Boston Celtics for the rights to Donte Greene, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 10, 2013 Updates
July 7, 2013 Updates

Even though Fab Melo was far from being able to contribute last year, Doc Rivers, who had more pressing concerns trying to keep a banged-up team together, wasn’t big on his potential either in public or private. “I was a rookie. He didn’t usually give opportunities to rookies,” said Melo as he prepared for today’s summer league opener. “That’s all I think it was. It was hard. We didn’t have a lot of practices, so it was hard to show him anything. That was a problem. I definitely look at this as a fresh start. I’m ready for it. I feel a lot different. Last year I didn’t know what to expect; this year I know what’s going on. It’s different. I’m way more comfortable now.” Boston Herald

June 28, 2013 Updates

The blockbuster trade that is now in place between the Celtics and Nets could translate into significant opportunity for younger players. With that in mind, the Celtics hurriedly assembled their team for the Orlando Summer League, which begins on July 7. In addition to last year's rookie center, Fab Melo, 2013 first round pick Kelly Olynyk, and second rounder Colton Iverson, a seven-footer from Colorado State, the Celtics have signed Missouri point guard Phil Pressey to a free agent contract. The team will only have a short time with Iverson, who reportedly plans to play in Europe next year, though the Celtics hold his rights. Boston Herald

May 19, 2013 Updates

The Celtics will have one summer league entry this Year as opposed to the two teams last year they carried. Boston will play in the Orlando Summer League team but will not feature that Bradley or Jared Sullinger. Sullinger is recovering from back surgery as expected. Bradley, who has missed the past two summers with injuries, is being held out to get rest. Fab Melo and the Celtics' first-round pick will be the featured players. Boston Globe

April 15, 2013 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled center Fab Melo from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. Melo has appeared in 33 games for the Red Claws during the regular season and averaged 9.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and an D-League leading 3.1 blocks per game. NBA.com

February 21, 2013 Updates
February 20, 2013 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: In pursuit of guard help, the Celtics have made rookie center Fab Melo available in trade offers, league sources tell Y! Sports. In offering Melo, Boston's trying to preserve control of future picks and its current rotation to fortify for this season. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

February 8, 2013 Updates
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Celtics rookie Fab Melo suffered a concussion last weekend after bumping his head on the doorway in his Sioux Falls hotel room while the Maine Red Claws (Melo's NBA Development League assignment) were in South Dakota for back-to-back games against the Skyforce. Melo was seen by the Red Claws medical staff and did not play in the team’s Monday afternoon game. On Wednesday, the Celtics recalled him to be evaluated by team doctors that night. CSNNE.com

The center donned a button down shirt and dress pants to join his Celtics teammates in the locker room prior to their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. He does not know when he will be able to sport a uniform -- there is no timetable set for his return. "I still have a little headache," Melo said. "Sometimes I can't really focus on something for a long time, that's it." CSNNE.com

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