The offseason is here for the Boston Celtics, and in just a couple of months, they will begin the process of putting next year’s team together. We will take a look at the current Celtics and try to figure out what to do with each of them. We continue today with Fab Melo.
We really don’t know much about Fab Melo other than he’s a project. In the Syracuse zone defense, Melo was a fearsome defender. In the NBA, where even the zone is a lot less zone than the college version, Melo repeatedly got lost in his first action over the summer and in the preseason.
And we’re not even mentioning his offense.
So before the season truly began, Melo was sent down to the D-League. He finished second in the D-League in blocks (3.16 bpg), which is nice to see. He had a 10 game stretch where he put up double-digit scoring in nine games. And in that stretch he recorded an insane triple double (15 points, 16 rebounds, 14 blocks) and nearly a second one (32 points, 9 rebounds, 9 blocks).