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Fab Melo Will Be on Active Roster Tonight Vs. Magic

Fab Melo has not played a minute in his NBA career but that could change in the upcoming days. The rookie, who is averaging 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.8 blocks over 27.7 minutes per game for the Maine Red Claws, was called up by the C’s earlier this week once Rajon Rondo suffered his torn ACL. Boston is able to dress 13 players every night and with the team keeping two of a possible 15 roster spots open at this point, they were down to 12 healthy players earlier this week once Rondo went down.

Melo has been recovering from a quadriceps injury himself over the past week, but did appear to be ready to take part in the team’s practice yesterday in Waltham. However it’s important to note that this development…

is undoubtedly related to this unfortunate situation…


Sullinger was called 50-50 prior to tonight’s game by Doc Rivers, but his inability to take part in the team’s shootaround is definitely not a great sign as far as his availability for tonight’s game. Without Sullinger, the team is down to 10 active players on the roster unless Melo suits up, so the inexperienced rookie will likely be providing the team with additional depth if an injury occurs, or if the game is no longer in doubt.

All things considered, it’s likely that we won’t be seeing Melo on the floor anytime soon, but it’s a situation to watch knowing his first NBA minutes could be coming at any point now if the C’s are able to get another blowout win tonight.

  • High Rollers

    Congrats, Big Fella! Now make the most it! Time to transition from "Fab being Fab" getting a concussion on a door frame to "Fab being Fab" menacing the paint.

  • High Rollers

    I definitely have some questions about this team right now.

    1) Will Avery Bradley make Jameer Nelson cry tonight?

    2) Will Brandon Bass' post-9 production rise dramatically enough to move him, 'cause it sounds like he still has it in mind to blame others for his woes, and that's just not cool.

    • Best day of my life if #1 comes true!!