was once a pretty prominent prospect, posting a 2.9 block per game average in his second season at Syracuse after picking up basketball much later in life than most professional players. That isnít the case anymore, however, because Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the big man cleared waivers on Sunday
Melo was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, but ended up tallying just seven points over the course of his rookie season. Melo wasnít great when Boston tried to develop him in the D-League, either, with averages of 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks and one concussion after walking into a hotel room door
The Celtics decided to move the 7-foot center this offseason, finding the Memphis Grizzlies as willing trade partners
after sending a bit of cash to sweeten the deal for Donte Greene
Ďs non-guaranteed contract. The Fab Melo Era didnít last long in Memphis either, however, as the Grizzlies decided to cut ties with Melo On Friday ó and now, since he wasnít claimed off of waivers, theyíre on the hook for the $1.3 million heís owed this season.
Itís going to be interesting to see what happens with Melo now, but surely heís worth a minimum contract for the upcoming this season Ö or at least an invite to training camp, as long as he stays away from hotels with low doors.
Link: Fab Melo cleared waivers, according to report | ProBasketballTalk