It may have been a salary dump for Boston, but Memphis gladly added a third center to its roster Thursday by trading unused small forward Donte Greene to Boston for Fab Melo.
Melo was a risk when Boston took him 22nd overall two drafts ago. The risk for Memphis is minute. The Grizzlies never used Green after signing him in April. He is slated to earn 300,000 more than Melo. It will be well worth the small risk if Fab, a second-year big man out of Syracuse, ever finds his groove -- and Memphis wont ask him to find too much of one, not immediately anyway.
Power forward Zach Randoph and Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol are widely considered the best big-man duo in the NBA. But they desperately needed some backup help. Help came in the form of Kosta Koufos from Denver. Now, here comes more help ... maybe.
Boston seemingly threw in the towel on Melo, who played in only six games as a rookie.
The 23-year-old averaged 1.2 points and less than a rebound per game. But there is pr...