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Fab Melo | Center/Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Syracuse
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Mavericks waive F/C Fab Melo.
He played a total of 27 minutes for the Mavericks this month, totaling six fouls, two field goals and one block. Melo's prospects as an NBA player aren't looking great. Devin Ebanks and D.J. Kennedy were also waived on Tuesday and the Mavericks now have 16 players on their roster. Tue, Oct 22, 2013 06:13:00 PM

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The Mavericks have signed F/C Fab Melo, G/F D.J. Kennedy and former St. Mary's point guard Richard McConnell for training camp.

Only Melo has a real chance of making the team's final roster, but even he looks like a long shot at this point. Melo was dropped by the Grizzlies after being traded by Boston this summer, but will likely catch on somewhere in the NBA this season, even if it's not in Dallas.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 08:20:00 PM

The Mavericks plan to sign free agent Fab Melo for training camp, according to Yahoo!'s Marc Stein.

It's been an eventful offseason for Melo, who was traded from Boston to Memphis before being waived by the Grizzlies. Even if he does make the Mavericks' regular season roster, he'd be unlikely to crack a center rotation which already features Samuel Dalembert, Brandan Wright and DeJuan Blair.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Fab Melo cleared waivers on Sunday and is an unrestricted free agent.

He was waived by the Grizzlies after the team traded for him back on August 15. Melo may have a tough time making an NBA roster, and might ultimately continue his basketball career overseas.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Grizzlies waived C Fab Melo.

The Grizzlies just picked Melo up in a trade with the Celtics a couple weeks ago. It's unclear why they're giving up on a 23-year-old true 7-footer owed just $1.3 million so soon. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski says that "despite frustrations with Melo's work habits and maturity, there's a real chance a team will claim him off waivers."
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 05:24:00 PM

The Grizzlies acquired Fab Melo from the Celtics in exchange for Donte Greene on Thursday.

The Celtics are doing anything they can do drop their team salary, including dumping a 23-year-old big man with some promise. Melo had 3.1 blocks per game in his 33 games in the D-League, but played in a grand total of 36 minutes in the NBA last season. He doesn't figure to see much playing time with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph healthy.
Source: NBA.com
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 12:23:00 PM

The Grizzlies are attempting to work out a trade to acquire Fab Melo from the Celtics in exchange for Donte Greene.

Memphis was able to pick up Kosta Koufos to back up Marc Gasol, but they could use a another big man. The Celtics are in an all-out rebuild and Melo has two team options in his contract after this season before he could possibly be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2017. Neither Melo or Greene are on the fantasy radar.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Fab Melo had nine points, eight rebounds and one block in 28 minutes vs. Orlando on Sunday, and Celtics writer Chris Forsberg describes him as "still incredibly raw."

Boston tried to devlop Melo's game by sending him to the Maine Red Claws in the D-League last season, where he averaged 9.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. He's shown incremental improvement and the Celtics are embarking on a youth movement, but Melo won't be a fantasy asset any time soon.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Doc Rivers will be watching Fab Melo "closely" during summer league.

"Fab has to be consistent, and it's Fab job to make an impression on Doc," Danny Ainge said. "Fab has really improved, and I think our guys have done a really good job with him." Melo is still very raw and faces an uphill climb to make any kind of real impact next season.
Mon, May 20, 2013 08:23:00 AM

Celtics recall F/C Fab Melo from the D-League.

It would be shocking if Melo got a single minute in the playoffs.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Celtics assign F/C Fab Melo to the D-League.

Melo will continue his development in Maine with the Red Claws.
Source: NBA.com
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 11:39:00 AM

Danny Ainge continued to preach patience with Fab Melo, who is expected to be sent back to the D-League in the near future.

"Things just haven’t come naturally for him because he hasn’t done it," Ainge said. "Things don’t happen overnight. You have to be patient with Fab." He's not going to make an impact for the Celtics this season.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 07:59:00 AM

A league source told the Washington Post that the Celtics offered Fab Melo in a trade for Jordan Crawford.

However, the Wizards did not want to take back future salary. It's telling that the C's were willing to move Melo for Crawford after publicly committing to the 2012 first-round pick's long-term development, but he remains in Boston anyway. Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld said that Crawford did not fit into Washington's current or future plans.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:07:00 AM

According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, Fab Melo is not part of the Jordan Crawford trade.

The two sides are still working on exactly what the Celtics will give up to acquire some bench firepower in the form of Crawford. They probably don't want to part with Melo, who is extremely raw yet has tons of potential as a dominant shot-blocker.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 02:00:00 PM

The Wizards and Celtics are discussing a trade that would send Jordan Crawford to Boston for Fab Melo.

Crawford is on the outs with the Wizards right now and he threw his jersey into the crowd after Tuesday's DNP-CD. The Celtics could use another guard with the ACL tears of Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa, so a move to Boston would help his value in deeper leagues. Melo would be a heck of a project for the Wizards with just four points in 15 minutes with Boston, but he does have a 14-block game to his credit in the D-League this season.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 01:30:00 PM

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