Boston Celtics Re-Assign Fab Melo to NBA D-League Affiliate Maine Red Claws

The veteran of 19 NBA D-League games in 2012-13 has turned into one of the league's toughest defenders.

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 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 126th of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, and is the sixth for Melo this year. He is one of a record 52 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 19 games, averaging 11.3points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in 27.7 minutes per game.

Originally selected in the first round (22nd overall) by Boston in the 2012 NBA Draft, he has played in two games for the Celtics this season, scoring two points in eight minutes.

Melo is expected to join the Red Claws today and be available tonight when the team hosts the Bakersfield Jam.

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.