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The very same Fab Melo that lit up the D-League and gloriously watched from the Celtics bench, is being dangled by Danny Ainge as possible trade bait.
In pursuit of guard help, the Celtics have made rookie center Fab Melo available in trade offers, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2013
A couple months ago, Fab Melo was all the rage after doing some great things with the Maine Red Claws. See the below.
Video: Fab Melo scores 14 points (6 dunks) in Red Claws' victory over the Mad Ants
Video: Full highlights of Fab Melo's 14 block triple double night
Ok now this is getting a bit ridiculous - Fab Melo puts up 32/9/9 for Red Claws
Video: Fab Melo's 32 point, 9 rebound, and 9 block game
He got some garbage time play and didn't exactly do much of the same. He's still what everyone thought he was, a project. The fact that he's being dangled probably alludes to maybe some desperation from Ainge to try and get a deal done.
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Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013
Source: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford will be traded to the Celtics.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 21, 2013Jordan Crawford desperately wanted trade from Wizards, Celtics taking a flyer, NBA.com reports...
It's quite clear the Celtics aren't pursuing any major moves, yet that doesn't mean there aren't going to be complementary ones. From what Chris Broussard has heard, it looks like Ainge is still trying to get a fine microwave oven:
With Fab Melo as the bait, Celtics looking to add perimeter scoring. Wizards' Jordan Crawford available @ on their radar
The Celtics are looking to move Fab Melo in order to add backcourt depth.
According to Doogie Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com, the Wolves are interested in Avery Bradley and/or Courtney Lee:
To get Boston’s Avery Bradley, the Wolves would have to sacrifice Derrick Williams and a future first-round pick, according to a league source. That’s not happening.
Another name to keep an eye on are Boston’s Courtney Lee, whom Adelman likes, according to a team source...
Would Tyreke Evans be able to fill the Swagger void left from dealing KG?
With the 3 pm trading deadline looming, the Boston Celtics are reportedly making a push to land some help, in the name of Tyreke Evans. The 23 year old former rookie of the year is posting respectable numbers to the tune of 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists while averaging 31.1 minutes per game this...
As the trade deadline approaches, Steve Bulpett has some fairly telling quotes from Danny Ainge on the Boston Herald.“It looks unlikely that anything will be done, other than possibly some players we will add to our roster,” Ainge said. “Not sure yet of what that will be.“There’s been a lot of conversation around the league, and we’ve been very busy. Trades are very challenging...
The NBA trade deadline is today, here are the latest rumors flying around.
- The Nets have made a offer for Celtics star Paul Pierce.
-The Celtics are offering Fab Melo to the Wizards for Jordan Crawford of the Wizards.
-The Magic would still like to trade J.J. Reddick but they want a 1st round pick in return.
- Dwight Howard will not be traded.
-There was a trade last night between...
Some he said/she said stuff with less than two days to go before the trade deadline. Here's Danny Ainge:
I’m not trading Rajon Rondo away for discounted dollars because he’s hurt. We collectively as an organization have decided not to do that.
And now Chris Broussard:
Sources say Boston willing to trade injured PG Rajon Rondo in right deal.
For one reason or another a lot...
For the Celtics fans nervously counting down the minutes until the NBA trade deadline, holding out hope that Paul Pierce and friends remain in Boston for the rest of this season, there’s hope.
With time running out, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge says the chances of a deal are small, Baxter Holmes of The Boston Globe reports.
Ainge said its unlikely that...
Danny Ainge admitted that there have been more conversations involving the Celtics than in previous seasons.
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Tuesday before the Celtics' 97-90 loss to the Denver Nuggets that a trade before Thursday's deadline would be unlikely, which may stun a few personnel people around the league.
On Tuesday, BYU basketball head coach Dave Rose received a commitment from a young man with a last name that’s familiar to BYU fans. Jake Toolson from Highland High School in Arizona gave his word that he would sign at BYU and follow in the footsteps of family members Danny Ainge and Andy Toolson.
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One of the obstacles in the way of the Celtics getting more things done is the fact they were looking at so many different types of deals, for now and for the future. Where, for example, Atlanta was mainly focused...
Tough tough decisions for Danny Ainge up in Boston. There were offers on the table for KG, more specifically: DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers.
But the thing is with Garnett, he’s got a No Trade clause in his contract. No unless he’s willing to go, he can’t be traded. And we already have KG on record saying he “bleeds green.”
Well now Josh Smith is on the...
The trade deadline netted Jordan Crawford for the C's - who should add depth to the 1 and 2 voids created by the injuries to Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa (now with the Wiz). But many feel the Celts came up short at the deadline in trying to plug their hole(s) at the 5 - and most certainly adding a "big" would now be Boston's primary goal.
The expected route...