Boston Celtics Re-Assign Fab Melo to NBA D-League Affiliate Maine Red Claws
NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 – The Boston Celtics today re-assigned rookie center Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the record 136th of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, and is the seventh for Melo this year. He is one of a record 53 NBA players who’ve been assigned to the NBA D-League this season.
Melo (7-0, 215, Syracuse) returns to the Red Claws where he previously appeared in 20 games, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game. Originally selected in the first round (22nd overall) by Boston in the 2012 NBA Draft, he has played in five games for the Celtics this season, scoring three points in 11 minutes.
Melo is expected to join the Red Claws today and be available tonight when the team hosts the Erie BayHawks.
Celtics fans can follow Melo’s time in Maine by logging onto NBADLeague.com to watch all of the Red Claws games live, online, for free.