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With the 21st and 22nd picks in the 2012 NBA draft last night, the Celtics filled two gaping holes in their roster with the addition of Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo from Syracuse University. As is the case with many of the picks from this years draft, both have more than their fair share of question marks as they make the transition into the NBA, but with that in mind it makes the return of Kevin Garnett all the more important for the upcoming season. Fab Melo is without a doubt the biggest question mark of this draft. I had openly expressed that he was the best fit for the Celtics needs when trying to predict where the Celtics would go with their picks, standing at 7’0” Melo is a long and lean defensive minded Center. Melo can block shots with the best of them and plays terrific in the zone defense as he did in Syracuse, question marks remain on his capability in man to man and as a rebounder. Other question marks have risen as to his level of maturity after being sus...
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