Originally posted on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 12/27/12
Adrian Wojnarowski is one of the more respected sports writers in the league. His opinions are sound and his articles are always spot on. So, when Wojo posted a series of tweets about the Celtics center Fab Melo, it is probably a good idea to pay attention to them. Celtics love the way 1st-round pick Fab Melo has developed in Maine (D-League record 14 blocks Saturday), but want to be patient with him. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 24, 2012 Another huge game for Fab Melo in D-League: 32 points, 9 rebounds, 9 blocks. Before season's over he could help Boston. Long term, look out. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 Boston's been patient w/ Melo, using Maine as true minor league affiliate. So far, Celts won't recall Melo til real minutes await him in NBA — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 It's obvious that Fab has a great deal of potential.  It's also obvious that he needs more work to turn that potential  into production at the NBA level on a regular basis.   The fact that the Red Claws are running the Celtics' system is a huge bonus here because Fab is learning exactly what he will use with the parent club and not just putting in busy work in a different system.  I like that they are being patient with him.  They were patient with Avery Bradley in the same way and look how that turned out.  While Fab more than likely won't put up this type of numbers every night, it's obvious that the talent is there and that's a very good thing for the Celtics in the long run.  Possibly even this season.  But, as Wojo says, long term, look out. [Discuss on CG Forums!]
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