So is Fab Melo ready yet? I'm ready to see what this team looks like with a legitimate shot blocker.
You want a center who will miss defensive rotations every other trip down the floor, has extremely low offensive use, and will foul out of the game in 15 minutes or less? Glad you're not our coach.
Is this some sort of heresy? I can't remember Fab playing a single minute this year. What is this missing rotations you are talking about? of all Celtics bigs, Fab is our 2nd best defender; excellent on pick and roll, blocks a ton of shots, and he takes charges.
No, it's common sense. Don't post highlights, because that's exactly what they are - highlights that are only good plays. If you've watched the summer league, preseason, and any of the D-league, you would quickly acknowledge that Fab is not ready for major NBA minutes.
nothing highlighty about that video. It illustrates Melo exceptional defense on pick and roll. I'm can't answer second part until he gets minutes. He has flaws definitely like any young player. I mean Sullinger can't defend a chair if his life depended on it. But he is makes up for it grabbing rebounds.
The video is not conclusive evidence that Melo plays exceptional defense on the pick and roll. I see 20 seconds of good defense on ONE defensive possession against a Euro team in the pre-season. I've seen countless possessions, on both ends of the floor, where Fab is completely lost. He does good things, but they are overshadowed by lack of defensive awareness, substandard BB IQ, and tendency to pick up fouls.