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Offline BudweiserCeltic

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2013, 10:06:16 PM »
I'm pretty sure Danny is crossing his fingers that he becomes a good enough trade asset. I also think he's a bit p---ed that his few minutes in the NBA so far probably tarnished his trade value in respect to the "promise" of what he was showing in the NBDL.

If he makes himself into a player, that'd be great, but I'm not holding my breath.

I'm aware that he's a project and very raw, but his clumsiness really worries me as far as his ability to play the game at a high and effective level.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2013, 10:15:17 PM »
He looked slower than 39 year old Shaq.

If he ever plays a single meaningful minute I'd be surprised.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2013, 10:53:33 PM »
He looked slower than 39 year old Shaq.

If he ever plays a single meaningful minute I'd be surprised.

Two years is the wait time I think
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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2013, 11:06:45 PM »
He looked slower than 39 year old Shaq.

If he ever plays a single meaningful minute I'd be surprised.
I thought he was pretty fast down the court, he just looked incredibly goofy while running.  He looked like he was pumping his neck forward and back because he was trying so hard to go faster.  It was kind of amusing.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2013, 03:27:55 AM »
It's funny, you look at him on the court and I have trouble imagining he has even played competitive basketball before...at any level.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2013, 08:14:42 AM »
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"promise" of what he was showing in the NBDL.

The whole 6 RPG?   wow!

Guys he supposedly is nursing a hamstring injury.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2013, 09:40:55 AM »
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"promise" of what he was showing in the NBDL.

The whole 6 RPG?   wow!

Guys he supposedly is nursing a hamstring injury.

More like 6.8 rebounds in 27.4 minutes of play with 3.4 blocks while scoring 11 points a game. For a player that is considered quite raw, that's plenty of promise to go off on.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2013, 10:33:35 AM »
People really judge quickly... smh. How many years did it take for Perk to develop?

And Avery Bradley? I also thought he sucked during his first season and the his early sophomore season.

Jeff Green? The scapegoat of this blog because of his 9m contract?

Give the big guy a rest. It's not easy to develop a raw big guy. It will take time. If he still doesn't develop in a year or two, then it's safe to say that he is a bust.
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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2013, 10:44:59 AM »
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"promise" of what he was showing in the NBDL.

The whole 6 RPG?   wow!

Guys he supposedly is nursing a hamstring injury.

More like 6.8 rebounds in 27.4 minutes of play with 3.4 blocks while scoring 11 points a game. For a player that is considered quite raw, that's plenty of promise to go off on.

Give him three years or so
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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2013, 10:59:27 AM »
been calling this since day one.  doesn't seem to have the coordination for the nba.   reminds me of loren woods.

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« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2013, 11:34:12 AM »
Only the most wildly optimistic fans expected Melo to contribute to this year's playoff run.  Fab was always a long-term development project.  Danny had two twenties picks--Sullinger was the "battle-ready" immediate help, Melo was the investment in the future.  He's three months into a lengthy process that has already been set back by injuries.  Bringing him up for a taste and a reality check was shrewd, keeping him longer would only hamper his development.  He got his little slice of the roaring crowd, got a three-minute video of how far he has to go, didn't stay long enough to crush his hope, and has returned to his training ground.  I would hope/expect another sip of reality when the D-league winds down--maybe enough progress to provide a then/now tease to inspire continued development work.  A year-round program, a better showing in the 2013 Summer League play, some bright moments in training camp, and some actual polish in next years' D-league, perhaps weekly (or at least monthly) cameo appearances with the parent club, and maybe some real (non-garbage-time) 5-minute runs next spring.  If that is at all accurate as a timetable, then he is more or less on schedule in this lengthy development process.  Or for the Chicken-Little crowd--maybe the sky is falling.

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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2013, 11:45:21 AM »
When was the last project that ever amounted to anything? Last one I can think of is deandre Jordan ,but he was picked in the 2nd round.danny should of traded the pick, the 2nd and next years 2nd for 18th (Zeller)
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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2013, 11:53:19 AM »
When was the last project that ever amounted to anything? Last one I can think of is deandre Jordan ,but he was picked in the 2nd round.danny should of traded the pick, the 2nd and next years 2nd for 18th (Zeller)

avery bradley was incredibly raw his rookie year. and looked just as bad in garbage time....and he has been able to develop into a solid role-player.


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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2013, 08:15:26 AM »
Fab has had 19 blocks in his past 3 red claws games.

Leads the NBDL in blocks per game now.


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Re: Fab Melo back to the maine red claws
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2013, 08:53:57 AM »
When was the last project that ever amounted to anything? Last one I can think of is deandre Jordan ,but he was picked in the 2nd round.danny should of traded the pick, the 2nd and next years 2nd for 18th (Zeller)

avery bradley was incredibly raw his rookie year. and looked just as bad in garbage time....and he has been able to develop into a solid role-player.

Bradley's rawness was of a different variety.  He always had the athleticism and already knew how to play, he was just too hyped and nervous and unadjusted to the speed of the NBA.

Melo will always be a much slower player, but his polish will come from knowing on a deeper level when he's supposed to be where.  That he should be able to learn.

 

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