Found May 20, 2013 on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
PLAYERS: Danny AingeFab Melo
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
As we await the draft and discuss the possible players who may be taken with the 16th pick, Danny Ainge is discussing one of last year's draft picks. According to the Herald most of the questions regarding an individual on the Celtics' roster from reporters at the pre-draft workouts were about Fab Melo. Melo spent much of the year in the D-League with the Celtics affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. He posted averages of 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots and set a D-league record with 14 blocked shots in one game. With the majority of mock drafts suggesting that the Celtics will take a big man, you have to wonder what will become of Fab if their predictions are true. The majority of the big men who will be available with the 16th pick are projects, just as Fab is, although Fab has a head start with a year at the pro level under his belt. There are rumors that Danny may move up, and if so, he may get a big man who is closer to NBA ready. Danny, for his part was very positive in his comments about Melo. “Fab has really improved, and I think our guys have done a really good job with him,” Ainge said. “I’m excited to see his progress in summer league. He’s really put in the work. He put in a week of work (at the Celtics facility in Waltham) after the season ended, and then he finally took a couple of weeks off to go to Brazil. He’s anxious to get back now. “Our coaching staff has put a lot of time into him, and we’re excited about his future.” Melo's first season was hampered by a few injuries, including a concussion that he suffered when he hit his head on a door frame. Melo is a hard worker and has made big strides in his first year with the Celtics and Red Claws. He is still raw, but there is an upside. Will the Celtics continue their work with Melo, or do they want to start all over with another big man project? Only time will tell. [Discuss on CG Forums!]

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