Possible landing spots for Fab Melo
September, 4, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
Boston knew it was drafting a raw talent when it selected Fab Melo with the No. 22 pick in 2012. But after a rookie season where the 7-footer failed to appear in a single NBA game, the Celtics were willing to cut bait and move on, trading him to Memphis. For a team like the Grizzlies built around defense, taking a flyer on the 7-foot shot-blocking specialist made a lot of sense. But in only a matter of weeks, the Griz waived him. In the days that followed, Melo went unclaimed, becoming an unrestricted free agent.
If Melo couldn't stick on a team suddenly in rebuild mode like the Celtics or on a contender with a deep frontcourt like that Grizzlies that maybe could have afforded to wait him out a bit, what teams might be interested in him? Lets take a look.