HoopsHype Fab Melo rumors

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According to a team source, Fab Melo has entered his name into the NBA D-League player pool. Last season, Melo spent 33 games of his rookie season with Boston’s NBA D-League affiliate the Maine Red Claws. Melo has certainly made the rounds in his short professional career, and it looks like the former Syracuse big man is returning back to the NBADL with hopes of landing a 10-day contract. D-League Digest

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With the Grizzlies waiving Fab Melo, should the Heat consider giving him a chance to earn a roster spot? I read reports last year that he would have been Miami's pick in the draft had he not been selected by the Celtics. -- Rudy, Miami. A: If most-recent impressions factor in, then I would consider it a longshot, based on how the former Sagemont standout looked in front of the Heat staff at the Orlando summer league while playing for the Celtics. The Syracuse product remains a raw presence likely destined for more time in the D-League. If the Heat are able to offload Joel Anthony's contract, then it might be possible Melo could be brought in to compete with Jarvis Varnado, but such a spot might not even exist with Greg Oden essentially a developmental project, as well. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Q: With the Grizzlies waiving Fab Melo, should the Heat consider giving him a chance to earn a roster spot? I read reports last year that he would have been Miami's pick in the draft had he not been selected by the Celtics. -- Rudy, Miami. A: If most-recent impressions factor in, then I would consider it a longshot, based on how the former Sagemont standout looked in front of the Heat staff at the Orlando summer league while playing for the Celtics. The Syracuse product remains a raw presence likely destined for more time in the D-League. If the Heat are able to offload Joel Anthony's contract, then it might be possible Melo could be brought in to compete with Jarvis Varnado, but such a spot might not even exist with Greg Oden essentially a developmental project, as well. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Fab Melo has cleared waivers, league source tells Y! Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Center Fab Melo – the 22nd pick in the 2012 NBA draft – cleared waivers on Sunday and became a free agent, a league source told Yahoo Sports. The failure of any team to claim the 7-footer and absorb the $1.3 million owed him in 2013-14 reflects how far his standing has dropped within league front offices. The Memphis Grizzlies released Melo on Friday, two weeks after acquiring him in a deal with the Boston Celtics. Yahoo! Sports

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