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Fab Melo
C - 7'0, 255lbs - 32 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Deceased - Died 12th February 2017
  • Birthdate: 06/20/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): 22nd pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: Syracuse
  • Country: Brazil
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Stats
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 22nd overall by Boston.
2nd July, 2012NBASigned four year, $6,183,368 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
14th November, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
28th November, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
29th November, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
10th December, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
12th December, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
2nd January, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
11th January, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
28th January, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
8th February, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
10th February, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
1st March, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
15th April, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
15th August, 2013NBATraded by Boston, along with cash, to Memphis in exchange for Donte Greene.
30th August, 2013NBAWaived by Memphis.
10th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
22nd October, 2013NBAWaived by Dallas.
22nd January, 2014D-LeagueAcquired by Maine Red Claws. Immediately, as a part of a four team deal, traded by Maine Red Claws to Texas Legends in exchange for Daniel Orton from Tulsa 66ers and Tyler Brown from Texas Legends.
30th July, 2014BrazilSigned a one year contract with Paulistano.
31st October, 2014BrazilReleased by Paulistano.
7th April, 2015Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Caciques de Humacao.
28th November, 2015BrazilSigned a one season contract with Liga Sorocabana de Basquete.
16th June, 2016BrazilSigned a one year contract with Brasilia.
12th December, 2016BrazilLeft Brasilia.
Career Moves
2010 - 2012Syracuse (NCAA)
June 2012 - August 2013Boston Celtics (NBA)
August 2013Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
September 2013 - October 2013Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
January 2014 - June 2014Texas Legends (D-League)
July 2014 - October 2014Paulistano (Brazil)
April 2015 - June 2015Humacao (Puerto Rico)
November 2015 - June 2016Sorocabana (Brazil)
June 2016 - December 2016Brasilia (Brazil)
Articles about Fab Melo

December 12, 2013

Fab Melo - It's hard to have much worse of a rookie season than Melo did, the only highlight of which was a D-League triple double. Out of the league after only one year, camp contract with the Mavericks didn't end well, due to their 15 guaranteed contracts, and he has yet to join the D-League. Melo will no doubt get multiple looks in the future, but he needs some stability to develop first.

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July 8, 2013

Fab Melo

In 33 D-League games this season, Melo posted averages of 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in only 26 minutes per game. That intrigues. There's a fair way to go - those numbers aren't dominating, nor especially close to it, and there's reasons he played only 26 minutes per game, not least of which is the 3.3 fouls that came with them. But Melo is a piece for the future, and even if he doesn't work out as a piece for the future, you stick with him in the belief that he will be. That shot blocking can't be taught.

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June 30, 2012

By the way, here's what Fab Melo would look like with only one eyebrow.



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Pick 22: Boston picks again here, yet for some reason we have to wait another five minutes and change before they do. Couldn't they call in the two at once? Moments like this are why the draft starts to drag. Nevertheless, the Celtics eventually pick Fabulous Carmelo, giving themselves a product big with Mouhamed Sene or Omer Asik potential (or, if you'd rather think highly, Dikembe Mutombo potential).

Melo went from being a complete disappointment in his freshman season to a partial disappointment as a sophomore. He finally figured out how to defend in the zone, which won't help him whatsoever in Boston, yet he developed little offensively, fouled a ton, and rebounded fairly sedately for one so physically dominant. Furthermore, as his production increased, so did the drama, including being suspended for the NCAA tournament due to academic issues. Relative to expectations, Melo didn't really work out in Syracuse. At least by being drafted this late, expectations in Boston are quite low.

If Kevin Garnett returns for Boston, and Melo (and to a degree Sullinger) want it enough, they're about to get quite the education.

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March 16, 2011

Even in a showcase game, Fab Melo couldn't help but foul.


[...] Alongside Jackson on the cowbell, highly touted brilliant named 7'0 Brazilian freshman Fab Melo has been a complete washout. He cannot score, he cannot rebound out of the zone, and he cannot defend in the zone. Save for one late season offensive showing against bottom feeding DePaul, it's been a nothing season for him. Instead, it is Syracuse's other freshman big, Baye Moussa-Keita, who has been the impressive one. BMK is very long and athletic, and loves to use it - he runs the court, crashes the glass, and tries to block everything. At this point he is very offensively limited, and rather easy to outmuscle, but the potential is apparent.

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