Fab Melo has potential, as far as I'm concerned, we got a big man simply cause he would be able to clog up the paint, and rebound/block. And because KG refused to come back next year, if that wasn't our priority. Which is why I'm 100% positive we'll draft a big man, since that has been a priority that KG made to our attention.
Fab Melo can do all of these in D-League, the only problem is getting his footwork, and his ability to dissect plays improved. I don't care if hes still slow, as long as he hustles for the rebound. His boxing out also needs a lot of work. But that comes with the territory of a project big man. Doc really doesn't like rookies at all... And yet somehow Sully managed to impress Doc, so I guess it goes both way in a non traditional route.
Either impress the Doc with dedicated work ethic, or don't and be strapped tightly into the doghouse.
I suspect with the 16th pick, that we may or may not choose to keep Fab Melo once the next trade deadline occurs. He may be trade bait if he doesn't improve his defense at least.
All we really need is another Perkins. Even if he has no offense, if Fab can contribute 1.1 BPG, and at least 4.5 RPG under 20 minutes with solid defense I don't see why he won't get minutes.
I'm really hoping Jefferson, Smith, or Perkins come here in the off season. Praying Smith or Jefferson takes a huge pay cut, or Perkins come here basically for free if he gets amnestied to play with his friends.