Has the rookie center finally ascended? Is he ready to come out of the shadows of a D-League phenom and step into the spotlight as an NBA star? Has he done enough to convince Danny Ainge that this is the man who will give the Celtics the size they need to truly compete for a championship sans Rondo?
Fab Melo will be placed on the active list and will be in uniform tonight for the #Celtics— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) February 1, 2013
Yeah, probably not.
This has more to do with Jared Sullinger's injury. Meaning that you aren't likely to see Sully suit up against the Magic tonight. For that matter, you might not see much of Fab Melo either. D-League phenom or not, I can see Doc going with Jason Collins and Chris Wilcox over the promising Brazilian rookie. Unless, of course, the Celtics feel they are in, "the year's done anyway" mode and want to see what Fab Melo's got.