Fab Melo was a hate pick. It's like in fantasy draft when you pick a player you don't want/need so someone else can't have them. We didn't want Melo to pan out for some other team so we grabbed him. I was standing up screaming PJIII during the draft but Ainge is a smart guy.
I don't think anyone saw Melo contributing this year and there are some doubts as to ever.
Danny Ainge isnt playing a fantasy draft and he's certainly not picking project bigs so other teams cant have them.
That's for sure. The question is, will Ainge wait 2-3 years for Melo to develop? Based on Perk, it may take at least that long, or possibly longer since he hasn't played basketball for very long so he doesn't have a good feel for the game yet. My guess it the roster spot is too valuable to wait, and Ainge will eventually trade him, especially if he can improve to the point where he has some better value.
Kris Joseph, OTOH, is a near NBA-ready prospect who has a GREAT feel for the game. He reminds me a bit of Marquis Damiels with his crafty moves but with a bit of the Ryan Gomes "glue-guy" in him as well. Unfortunately, the team is loaded at the guard positions currently. He might get a shot if a trade goes down that includes Lee or Bradley.