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Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2012, 12:29:32 PM »

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He won't do it as much against NBA guys who are the cream of the crop.  He is really raw but does have defensive talent.

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2012, 12:42:03 PM »

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Okay, is it possible to block 14 shots (*cough* 15) while altering like another 50? I swear, it seemed like Melo altered at least one shot every other time down. That man was everywhere!

If he wasn't in HOGLeague he would had about 25pts too b/c he was WIDE open a lot but they RARELY passed to him. He would have had 40pts playing with RR b/c he was out there rolling them to death but never got the ball from those chuckers! He didn't force any shots, the ones he did miss were too hard off the glass but that hook is looking like found money! I found myself begging them to get him the ball, I know it's easier to see open guys when you're not in the game but FAB was wide open so often that Stevie Wonder couldn't miss him! Stupid DLeague guards just chucking away all the time! Fab is being hurt offensively by them (heck, defensively too as when he helps off they act like they don't know to check his man... guy can only do so much)! I don't hate DLeague but I surely can do without these coaches acting like they can't reign these guards in, I mean why LET them keep tossing junk up when you got a big (who is having the best game of his life), rolling WIDE open to the hoop???

His rebounding tonight was spot on and he boxed out pretty good too... he even got his hands on quite a few tips that just didn't go our way.

His stat line tells of a great game but if you actually focus on Melo, it was even better than those stats say, as hard as that is to believe!


Agree 100%... I watch just the play around him ... like DHoward , Melo is fast and tall , he can go after alot of balls that people think they can shoot over him.   He makes the other team work for harder shots( like what is happening to the Celtics now) our buckets are too hard to earn .

Mello makes a difference being big and quick playing in the paint. He is very ACTIVE , and is TIRELESS !!! That is so important in the NBA.  He can run the court.

By seasons end , I'm thinking 4 P/8 R /4B  is possible especially against the BUCKS. And he will negate some of the opponets size advantages.

So , if Danny just don't go trade dat boy. :)

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2012, 12:45:12 PM »

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He won't do it as much against NBA guys who are the cream of the crop.  He is really raw but does have defensive talent.

he does have great defensive talent. Watching him in the summer leagues, he has really good footwork and definitely able to stay in front of his man and can get up there. The problem with his shot blocking during the summer was, his timing was always off. If he can get his timing better, he could definitely be a great defensive player for the celtics long term!

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 12:48:29 PM »

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That video clip up above isn't very persuasive. Fab Melo looks out of control on many of those defensive possessions. He just playing against lousy competition so he is getting with it because he is bigger and more athletic than everyone.

I still think the D-League is the wrong place for a big man like Fab Melo. Learning things that won't work at an NBA level. Building bad habits.

Completely disagree.  This is much better competition than he faced in Syracuse.  All of these are borderline NBA players.  Most of these blocks were on help defense where he came out of absolutely nowhere and wasn't even on the shooters radar.  It's not like he got a fingertip on the ball either, as the majority of his blocks were definitive spikes.  As far as his offensive moves, that may not translate for a while...but who cares.   His role with the Celtics will be to protect the rim and rebound...anything he gives you offensively is gravy.

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2012, 01:16:44 PM »

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One game, people. Good grief.

This guy is not the answer this season, and he may not be useful ever.

Coined the CelticsBlog term, "Euromistake."

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 01:35:37 PM »

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One game, people. Good grief.

This guy is not the answer this season, and he may not be useful ever.

One spectacular game that could've told us that he can contribute to the team already. He may not be the answer completely, but he could be part of a solution that will eventually solve our problems. He's looking really good, and I he can translate that in the big league, we have a gem.
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Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2012, 01:47:15 PM »

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One game, people. Good grief.

This guy is not the answer this season, and he may not be useful ever.

As a coach, you must be quite a motivator.

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2012, 01:54:19 PM »

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I just watched the block party video.  Are these D league guys idiots?  They kept taking the ball to Melo, even though he was spiking their shots out of bounds. 

How about pulling up for a mid-range shot, D League scrub?

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2012, 01:59:54 PM »

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I just watched the block party video.  Are these D league guys idiots?  They kept taking the ball to Melo, even though he was spiking their shots out of bounds. 

How about pulling up for a mid-range shot, D League scrub?

How many Brazilian steak dinners did it cost him?

Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2012, 02:13:47 PM »

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Here's a cut and paste from the other silly Fab Melo thread:

"He hasn't played anywhere near that well so far.  He's been like the 10th best player on that D-League roster.  They have like 5 guys averaging 20 points.  Lol.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/maine/statistics/

Before anyone gets too excitable, it should be pointed out that Melo is merely averaging 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in a children's league.  There's about 90 players outperforming him in that league so far."

Ok contrarian we get it. 14 blocks is 14 blocks. you know how many Sullinger has for the year? 13. What about Wilcox? 9
How many blocks do Wilcox and SUlly have in the d-league?

How many blocks does Fab Melo have in the NBA?

You can't compare the two.  One is the best talent in the world and the other is a Children's league.


Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2012, 02:20:12 PM »

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Here's a cut and paste from the other silly Fab Melo thread:

"He hasn't played anywhere near that well so far.  He's been like the 10th best player on that D-League roster.  They have like 5 guys averaging 20 points.  Lol.

http://www.nba.com/dleague/maine/statistics/

Before anyone gets too excitable, it should be pointed out that Melo is merely averaging 7 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in a children's league.  There's about 90 players outperforming him in that league so far."

Ok contrarian we get it. 14 blocks is 14 blocks. you know how many Sullinger has for the year? 13. What about Wilcox? 9
How many blocks do Wilcox and SUlly have in the d-league?

How many blocks does Fab Melo have in the NBA?

You can't compare the two.  One is the best talent in the world and the other is a Children's league.


Re: Fab Melo tonight
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2012, 02:46:29 PM »

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Yep, it was b/c he was bigger than everyone, yea that's it  ::)... FAB is the tallest DLeaguer EVER! Yep, it's b/c they weren't taking enough jumpers, that's it...


You guys will try to downplay anything this guy does b/c it's the DLEAGUE but if it was as easy to do then why did he beat the league record all time by 3 blocks? Was he the only guy ever that was one of the taller players on the court? Just makes no sense!

It took Stiems to age 27 to even make an NBA team for real and all he could do was block shots! Are you seriously saying that Melo couldn't do the same? Get outta here!!! The guy at least has as much instinct for swatting balls as Stiems did and he is only 22! So get out my sight with the negativity!

Edit: Stiems only full season of DLeague action stats

09-10 45 games averages: 28 mins, FG% 54, 82% FTs, 7rbs, 1 assist, .7 Stls, 3.6 blocks, 9pts


Fab Melo
12-13 9 game averages: 24 mins, FG% 50, 50% FTs, 6rbs, .2 assist, .4 Stls, 3.3blocks, 8pts

In 4 more minutes per game Stiems has only a slight advantage in everything except for FT% where he obviously was/is miles better than Fab (well, I couldn't find Stiems' first 9 game averages so yea 45 games to 9 is kinda weird but w/e)!
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