Fab Melo and Quentin Richardson have been waived
Fab Melo showed glimpses of potential in he D-league, I really wish him to make a rotation someday, IMO - if he's workng hard and coached right, he could become a big defensive presence for any team.
Usually every year there's one 1st rounder with a guaranteed contract who gets waived only one year later. Last year it was JaJuan Johnson. I thought I would have seen that happening to Miles Plumlee before Fab Melo but Plumlee could still have that also happen to him.
Why did the Grizzles and Celtics do that trade if they were both going to release the people they traded for? The Celtics did the move to get Greene and they are rumored to probably release him soon. Now the Grizzles are releasing Melo?
my Sixers could use Melo
Im thinking Cleveland should take a serious look at Fab, at least a camp invite. They could pair him up with fellow Brazilian, Anderson Varejao, a possibly fully healthy Andrew Bynum, and a defense wiz in Mike Brown. He would learn defense in every spectrum. From hustling on every play (Varejao), to playing like a true big (Bynum), to the fundamentals (Brown). If he works out well and there isnt a roster spot for him, they could easily stick him in Canton, Cleveland's NBADL squad. And then when the inevitable injuries to Bynum and Varejao occur, you have someone to call up instead of rolling with Zeller all season.
Holy Buddha, I didn't even know Quentin Richardson still played in the NBA???
But he still has a contract, which makes him a commodity in this crazy NBA world with the fake "salary cap".
If you need a young foul giver, Fab is your man. Other than that he won't give your team much. Word is that his work ethic is crap and he's dumber than a box of rocks. This could be a kick in the pants that he needs, but I don't see a whole lot of upside in him.
Fab didn't look good in summer league, and I thought Colton Iverson looked better for a young prospect for Boston. I get why they got rid of him, but I don't think this is a bad move for Memphis. They're competing for a playoff spot, just signed Koufos and Ed Davis can play the center too. There are better centers in the D-League if they get in a pinch with injuries.
I don't think Fab has much upside, he worked in Syracuse's zone and was worth a stab in the late 1st round by a team with back to back picks. He just wasn't NBA ready and didn't improve much at all. I'd be surprised if anyone picks him up considering there are better free agents at his position and if he goes to the D-league he'd be cheaper to bring up if he shows something.
I think D Leaguer Jerome Jordan is a great option for the Grizzlies as a third center. He is athletic and can block shots. I had him 3rd on my all-time Grizzlies centers list due to his good play during last year's preseason although he never played a regular season game for us.
Fab Melo isn't bad as a third center. Unfortunately, I bet that most rosters are nearly full. Or, teams have 2 legit centers and another guy who can play the 4 and the 5 some too. Fab Melo is strictly a center.
Look for Jon Leuer (a legit 7 footer) to get some time now at the 5 for Memphis.
I would think that Quentin Richardson would be a pretty good guy to pick up as an end of the bench veteran. I think the Thunder could use a veteran 3/2 like him.
Yeah, Jordan is a cheap option and he's better than Fab. He had a pretty well rounded game and some okay post moves coming out of Tulsa, he completely owned Hassan Whiteside in both matchups in his senior year, and I always used that as an arguement as to why Whiteside wasn't that good ( he was getting buzz at #2 for a while, lol ).
Hilton Armstrong, Dwayne Jones are also down there, and if Cole Aldrich doesn't get picked up he could be too. Not exciting roster pieces, but I believe them all to be better options than Melo.
Word in: NBA teams shocked to find that guy who couldn't play in college can't play in the NBA.
Hint to NBA. When you draft a center who averaged 5.8 rebounds in college, chances are he isn't going to be able to rebound in the Pros.
I like Melo because he was the perfect example last season to trot out as drafting a guy who looked like a basketball player. Even though you could watch games and see that he was not good. The Celtics should be embarrassed by this.
I remember quite a few users on here saying what a great pick up by the celtics he was at no 22.
The Grizz must think he really does suck - even they gave Thabeet 2 yrs before giving up with him!!
I guess when you are competing for a championship that roster spot is much better given to a veteran that can help you rather than a project in Melo.
Brandy waived it first
Why did Memphis deal someone with a non-guaranteed contract (Greene) for Melo's guaranteed $1.3 million just to waive him before training camp? Even if Boston picked up the money, couldn't a team always use an extra 7-foot body for preseason practice?
Fab Melo just got signed by the Mavs
The Mavericks have signed F/C Fab Melo, G/F D.J. Kennedy and former St. Mary's point guard Richard McConnell for training camp.
Only Melo has a real chance of making the team's final roster, but even he looks like a long shot at this point. Melo was dropped by the Grizzlies after being traded by Boston this summer, but will likely catch on somewhere in the NBA this season, even if it's not in Dallas.
i think that's a good fit for the mavs potentially. hope he makes it there.
btw, r377 i love your posts-how you include pictures of whoever your referencing.