Fab Melo

The Boston Celtics today re-assigned rookie center Fab Melo to the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the record 102nd of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, and is the third for Melo this year. He is one of a record 49 NBA players who’ve been assigned to the NBA D-League this season.

Melo (7-0, 215, Syracuse) returns to the Red Claws where he previously appeared in 12 games, averaging 10.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.8 blocks in 26.8 minutes per game. He was originally selected in the first round (22nd overall) by Boston in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Melo is expected to join the Red Claws today and be available tonight when the team visits the Springfield Armor.