Found September 11, 2013 on Celtics Life:
The basketball odyssey of Fab Melo continues. From Syracuse, to Boston, to Maine, back to Boston, back to Maine, to Memphis and now — reportedly to Dallas. From ESPN Dallas. The Dallas Mavericks' ongoing search for a bargain big man has led them to invite the recently released Fab Melo to training camp, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told on Tuesday that the Mavericks have struck a training camp deal with Melo, who was traded from Boston to Memphis after his rookie season with the Celtics and then waived by the Grizzlies in August, two weeks after they acquired him. So Melo joins his third team in the past three weeks, but chances are this will be a short stay. According to Hoops World, the Mavs already have 15 players under contract for this season all of whom are guaranteed. That means the Mavs would either need to trade someone or release them and eat the money to make room for Melo. And unless Melo has a reverse-Monstars type moment in...

Report: Fab Melo to Receive Training Camp Invitation From Mavericks

Young 7-footers just aren’t in as high demand as they used to be, apparently. Less than 15 months after the Celtics selected him in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, Fab Melo is headed to his third team. Melo, 23, will be invited to Dallas Mavericks training camp, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Hearing: Mavericks are planning to bring recently released young big man Fab Melo...

Mavericks Plan To Offer Camp Invite To Fab Melo

The Dallas Mavericks are planning to bring Fab Melo into training camp. Melo was recently released by the Memphis Grizzlies and went unclaimed on waivers. Melo was a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics in 2012.

Mavs add 3 to roster as training camp approaches

DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks have added center Fab Melo, guard-forward D.J. Kennedy and guard Richard McConnell to their roster for training camp. Melo was a first-round pick by Boston last year and played six games for the Celtics. The 7-footer spent most of the season with Maine in the NBA Development League. He was traded to Memphis for Donte Green in August and waived...

Marc Gasol Expecting Grizzlies To Fasten Pace Of Offense

Marc Gasol is expecting Dave Joerger to quicken the pace of the Memphis Grizzlies' offense in the upcoming season, and the two have spoken about a more up-tempo style. "Coach Joerger has been there for six years," Gasol said. "He knows us pretty well. He knows how we play. He knows us personally, how we like to play basketball. He, of course, wants to push the...

Part I: Dallas Mavericks 2013-14 season

The Dallas Mavericks were one of the few teams that set the bar year in and year out during the regular season. They made the playoffs 12 years in a row, going to the NBA Finals in 2006 and winning it all in 2011. Dirk Nowitzki had knee surgery just before the start of the 2012 season and was forced to miss the first 27 games. The Mavs didn’t fare well and missed the playoffs for...

Mark Cuban suffers setback ahead of insider trading trial

Mark Cuban's lawyers will not be permitted to use additional measures to weed out potential jurors based on pre-trial publicity about the billionaire Mavericks owner's insider trading case a Texas federal judge has ruled. In a defeat for Cuban ahead of his trial set for Sept. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas U.S. Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater...

Despite age and injuries, Dirk Nowitzki could return to international competition

After a season in which Dirk Nowitzki was essentially a shell, it seems strange that the veteran would consider a return to playing in international games.  However, that's exactly what Nowitzki says he might do.  He's not intending to do so until the 2016 Olympic Games though.According to Marc Stein of ESPN Dallas, Nowitzki has thought about playing for Germany in the...

Germany coach believes Dirk Nowitzki is considering return to national team

Even when he's at the age of 36, Dirk Nowitzki might return to national play for Team Germany if the squad is in position to make a run at the 2016 Olympics. Frank Menz, Nowitzki's German coach, believes the Dallas Mavericks' forward is still leaving open the possibility of representing the country again. "He said he really wanted to play for the national team,"...

Melo, McConnell, Kennedy Signed By Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks announced on Tuesday that they have signed Fab Melo, D.J. Kennedy and Richard McConnell to expand the current roster to 18 players. Melo (7-0, 255) is a former Syracuse University standout and Big East Defensive Player of the Year. He was originally the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Kennedy (6-6, 215) is a 2013 NBA D-League...

Dirk Nowitzki ponders FIBA return

In the Olympic summer of 2016 Dirk Nowitzki will be 38 years old. But Nowitzki says he'll indeed consider a return to international basketball that summer if he thinks his return to the German national squad can clinch a spot for his homeland in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. "If I'm still healthy enough and we have a chance to qualify then I'd consider it"...

Team Germany needs less Dirk Nowitzki, more Dennis Schroeder

Two years ago at EuroBasket 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania, an exhausted Dirk Nowitzki leaned with both hands on the iron railing circling the packed mixed media zone at Siemens Arena after host Lithuania ousted Germany and killed Germany's chances of advancing to the 2012 Olympics in London. It was a somber scene.  Nowitzki blamed himself for Germany’s woes. He said he...

Pau Gasol Shaves His Beard For The First Time In Nine Years

Pau Gasol is a man of his word. The Lakers forward shaved his beard for the first time in nine years Thursday after losing a bet, regarding The Gasol Foundation, to brother, Marc Gasol.

Bulls To Sign Mike James To Camp Deal

The Chicago Bulls will sign Mike James this week to bring the veteran guard into training camp. James played for the Dallas Mavericks last season, averaging 6.1 points and 3.1 assists. James, 38, has averaged 10 points and 3.5 assists in his career.
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