Boston Celtics recall Fab Melo

Nick Laham

The Boston Celtics have recalled Fab Melo from the team's NBA D-league affiliate.

The Boston Celtics have recalled Fab Melo from the Maine Red Claws of the NBA's D-League, according to a post on the team's official twitter account.

During his time with the Red Claws, Melo averaged 10.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game.

Melo was assigned to Maine in mid-November. The move was anticipated as general manager Danny Ainge stated that the club hoped to give the rookie more playing time than he was receiving with the Celtics. After playing in all eight of the team's preseason games (averaging 1.3 rebounds over 5.9 minutes per game over that span), Melo did not receive any playing time during the regular season.

Originally selected with the No. 22 overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Celtics, Ainge explained that since Melo began playing basketball later in life, time in the D-League would help him develop into a productive piece for the future.

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