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  1. Dallas Mavericks waive Fab Melo, Renaldo Balkman

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

    Fab Melo

    They were long shots when they walked in the door — Dallas had 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster already — and on Tuesday the ax fell. The Dallas Mavericks waived Fab Melo and Renaldo Balkman, the team announced Tuesday. In the case of Melo his possible return to the NBA some day will be…

  2. Report: Celtics to waive Donte Greene, he’s headed to China

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Sacramento Kings

    Donte Greene was traded to the Celtics in August in the Fab Melo trade and Greene was always a long shot to make the team — Boston went and got him to save money because his deal was not guaranteed. They were going to cut him free at some point. So Green was looking at…

  3. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Boston Celtics

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Boston Celtics

    Last season: For the first half of the season Boston — with veterans like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — looked like that team everyone wants to avoid in the first round. Remember, the year before they had taken Miami seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Maybe this version of the Celtics wasn’t going…

  4. Wednesday And-1 links: Mavericks officially sign Fab Melo for camp

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than you love stumbling on a showing of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron…

  5. Report: Mavericks may bring in Fab Melo to training camp

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Fab Melo isn’t much of an NBA player right now — that’s part of the reason Boston traded him to Memphis this summer (the other was money), and it’s a key reason Memphis waived him even though they still had to pay him $1.3 million. However, if you’re a GM that has room for a…

  6. Fab Melo cleared waivers, according to report

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

    Fab Melo, Earl Clark

    Fab Melo 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 isn’t the case anymore, however, because Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the big man cleared waivers on Sunday.  …

  7. Report: Memphis Grizzlies waive Fab Melo

    Aug 30, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Just a couple weeks ago, Memphis traded the expiring contract of Donte Greene plus sent some cash to Boston for the rights to Fab Melo. Friday they waived Melo, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Melo was owed $1.3 million this season fully guaranteed, part of his rookie contract. If no team picks ‘Melo up…

  8. Celtics trade Fab Melo to Memphis for Donte Greene

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

    Fab Melo, Earl Clark

    The Fab Melo era that never really got started in Boston is over. The Celtics announced they have traded Melo and some cash to the Grizzlies for Donte Greene. CSNNE.com has confirmed this as well. Why? This is a financial move for the Celtics — Melo was going to make $1.3 million this season, Greene…

  9. PBT’s trade deadline tracker — up to minute news, analysis

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers - Game Two

    Trade deadline day in the NBA can be ridiculously hard to keep up with as reality and rumor collide. We understand. That’s why we’re here to help. This is our trade deadline day deal tracker — the one place where all the NBA’s trade deadline news and rumors will be. Plus you get our thoughts…

  10. Boston Celtics acquire Jordan Crawford from Washington Wizards for Leandro Barbosa

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    Jordan Crawford, Iman Shumpert

    Well, anytime you can trade a guy with one functioning ACL for a guy with two, you have to do it. That’s obviously an oversimplification of things, but it’s hard to argue with the logic. The Boston Celtics needed a body in the backcourt, and to get it, they traded a player who was no…

  11. Report: Celtics making trade deadline run at Tyreke Evans. It’s a longshot.

    Feb 21, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    Danny Ainge seems to have a fascination with Tyreke Evans. He’s made some calls in the past but always got the door slammed in his face when he tried. But the Kings seem to have cracked that door open and Ainge wants back in at the trade deadline, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN. Latest word…

  12. Report: Trade interest in Paul Pierce around league “lukewarm”

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    Who is looking to pick up a 35-year-old player who is shooting the lowest percentage of his career this season and is due to make $15.3 million next season? When you say the name Paul Pierce we think of the NBA finals MVP and Celtic icon. But GMs see the numbers above, see the increasing…

  13. Report: Celtics make Fab Melo available in trade for guard

    Feb 20, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Fab Melo is the kind of project that a team like Boston can take on — they are a veteran team who can have a very athletic but raw guy at the end of the bench who barely plays, who can spend time in the D-League, who can be brought along slowly. Fans always fall…

  14. It’s official: Celtics’ Leandro Barbosa tore ACL, done for season

    Feb 12, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Doc Rivers, Leandro Barbosa

    The Boston Celtics have been beset by injuries this season — and not to their older, veteran guys but rather to their young studs. The latest is Leandro Barbosa — the Brazilian backup point guard tore his ACL in the third quarter Thursday night and he is done for the season, reports A. Sherrod Blakely…

  15. Celtics Leandro Barbosa leaves game with knee injury, it doesn’t look good

    Feb 11, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Charlotte Bobcats

    Ugh. Already without Rajon Rondo for the rest of this season, the Celtics had been counting on more from Leandro Barbosa off the bench. But late in the third quarter he went to the ground with what looked like a pretty bad knee injury. The MRI will be tomorrow, but nobody seems optimistic, reports A.…

  16. Celtics’ Fab Melo walks into doorway, gets concussion

    Jan 3, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    Finally, Fab Melo got a call up to the Boston Celtics. The rookie center out of Syracuse has been with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League working on his game (despite the Celtics need for a big man). All he had to do to get called back up was walk into a hotel doorway…

  17. Wednesday And-1 Links: Is Serge Ibaka the NBA’s most improved?

    Jan 2, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka plays against San Antonio Spurs during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Kevin Durant for NBA Most Improved Player? Over at Sports Illustrated, Rob Mahoney…

  18. Report: Celtics, Mavericks among four teams trying to work Cousins trade

    Dec 31, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins, Harrions Barnes

    Know this — the scenario about to be laid out tells you what DeMarcus Cousins and his people are thinking and hoping for. What it does not do is tell you the reality of the situation. Not in the least. The reality here is a complex dynamic that starts with Cousins firing his long-time agent…

  19. Friday And-1 links: Isiah Thomas talks small point guards

    Dec 28, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    isiah Thomas

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like I love turkey leftovers… • Isiah Thomas does a great piece for NBA.com…

  20. Celtics’ Wilcox out month with injured thumb; bring in Varnado

    Dec 24, 2012, 11:14 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Boston Celtics

    Chris Wilcox was not getting a lot of run with the Celtics — he hadn’t played more than 20 minutes in a game since Dec. 5 — but with their thin front line he was still getting some run. But he has a sprained right thumb and is going to be out of the rotation,…

  21. Report: Darko Milicic may leave Celtics to return to Europe, sick mother

    Nov 19, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    Darko Milicic

    After a preseason when Celtics fans were high on him (this is why we say don’t read much into those games), Darko Milicic has been a non-factor for the Celtics. He played five minutes in the season opener and hasn’t sniffed the court since. Part of it is his mind is elsewhere — with his…

  22. New Celtics learn the hard way: Driving in Boston sucks

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

    boston gridlock

    If you’re not from Boston and you visit there (and you should), I have two words for you: Mass Transit. Take the T. Walk, Boston is a very walkable city. Take cabs. Take the dang Duckboat. But think twice about driving. I’m from Los Angeles and I don’t like driving in Boston. There are a…

  23. Kevin Garnett can’t be bothered to learn rookies’ names

    Oct 9, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Italy Celtics  EA7 Emporio Armani Basketball

    Hey rook, Kevin Garnett will bother to learn your name when you prove it’s worth his time. And you are nowhere close. Nowhere. Close. It’s almost a running joke, around the Celtics facilities Garnett does not bother to call Boston’s crop of rookies by their names. Hasn’t in the past, he’s not going to start…

  24. Friday And-1 links: Kobe misses practice, other camp notes

    Oct 5, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT

    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during an interview at NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Kobe Bryant has sat out the last couple of Lakers practices with a…

  25. Report: Celtics will sign Darko Milicic next week. Seriously.

    Sep 20, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT

    Brendan Haywood, Darko Milicic

    When the report first came out of Boston looking at Darko we took it with a grain of salt… oh, who are we kidding, it was like a 5 lb. bag of salt. But apparently it’s true — the Boston Celtics are going to sign Darko Milicic, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com. A league…

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