Fab Melo, Daniel Orton Moved in Four-Team Trade
A four-team trade between Erie, Maine, Texas and Tulsa was completed on Wednesday.
The trade will result in the following: Tulsa will send Daniel Orton to Maine in exchange for Mustafa Shakur from Erie. Erie will send Shakur to Tulsa and receive Sean Singletary from Texas. The Legends will trade Tyler Brown to Maine and Singletary to Erie in exchange for Fab Melo from Maine. Maine will trade Melo to Texas and receive Orton from Tulsa and Brown from Texas. The transaction is contingent on all players involved passing physicals.
Melo (7-0, 255, Syracuse) was selected in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He played in six games with the Celtics shooting 50% average. In 33 games with the Celtics’ affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, Melo averaged 9.8 points, 6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks. As a sophomore at Syracuse, Melo averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game and was name All-ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Melo is expected to join the team this weekend as they host the Rio Grande Valley Vipers Friday at 7pm and the Santa Cruz Warriors Saturday at 7pm.