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According to the Celtics official Twitter account, the team has sent 2012 first-round pick, Fab Melo, and cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Donte Greene. The general consensus seems to be that Boston's trading of Melo is simply payroll related. The Celtics will no longer be responsible for the $1.3 million owed to the Brazilian big man in 2013-14, and, as a result, Danny Ainge and Co. have successfully achieved their goal of getting below the luxury tax line of $71.7 million. With that said, the Celtics will also have to waive Greene upon acquiring him if they would like to achieve their ultimate goal. The former Syracuse Orangeman is currently on a deal that pays him a non-guaranteed $1.02 million this upcoming season. Whether or not Boston will waive Greene outright or give him a chance to make the team this fall has yet to be seen. But the Celtics already have both Jeff Green and Gerald Wallace slated to receive minutes at the small forward position this year and Greene's career numbers of 6.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, according to Basketball-Reference, aren't doing him any favors. This trade is a win-win for the…
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According to the Celtics official Twitter account, the team has sent 2012 first-round pick, Fab Melo, and cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Donte Greene. The general consensus seems to be that Boston's trading of Melo is simply payroll related. The Celtics will no longer be responsible for the $1.3 million owed to the Brazilian big man in 2013-14...
The Fab Melo era looks like it could be over before it ever really started. This is from Ronald Tillery, Grizzlies beat writer for Commerical-Appeal in Memphis.
Source: Griz working on small trade to get Celtics center Fab Melo for Donte Greene. CA story coming...
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBlog) August 15, 2013
A few notes on why the Celtics may do this Orangeman for Orangeman...
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The Boston Celtics traded former first-round pick Fab Melo and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for the nonguranteed contract of Donte Green. Greene, a 6-foot-11 forward, is set to make $1 million this season, while the 23-year-old Melo was on the Celtics’ books for a guaranteed $1,311,240. Melo was in
According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Boston Celtics never seriously considered trading All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. After the Celtics agreed to a draft-night blockbuster that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, many thought Rondo would be the next player from the 2008 title
In front of a packed house at Seattle’s Pacific University, the Jamal Crawford Pro Am just got underway. The Celtics’ Jeff Green is currently running with Cleveland’s budding superstar Kyrie Irving. The fans will definitely get their money’s worth this weekend, as Blake Griffin is expected to play tomorrow.
Here’s a quick clip of Uncle Jeff hitting a fallaway and Uncle...