Found October 02, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Fab Melo is, apparently, being mentored by Kevin Garnett. This is awesome.After seeing Fab Melo’s somewhat lackluster performance at the Orlando Summer League, both offensively and defensively, the prevailing rhetoric seemed to be: “Well, the only way he turns out to be any good is if the Celtics vets mentor him.”I usually hate this argument, mostly because it usually means nothing. A bad player, or a lazy one, is more often than not irreparable. For every success story, there are 30 Darko Milicic stories, players who played with high character guys and were unaffected. There is no way to quantify how much a player will learn from another player, in part because there is no way to quantify how interested they are in basketball.But the argument takes a slightly different turn when discussing rookies. A rookie is still maleable. A rookie is still learning the game. Most rookies, especially those who aren’t top picks in the draft, look up to veterans and respect their advice as they ...
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