From Basketball Insiders' Jessica Camerato:

This spring, [Fab] Melo returned to Bradenton, FL, to train at the famed IMG Academy. His sights are set on an NBA comeback.

Melo believes he has the potential to play in the league again and has been working on the areas that he thinks could land him a roster spot. He says his basketball IQ has increased over the years, sparked by the time he played in the D-League, which helped him gain a better understanding of the game. Melo also has seen improvements in his offense.

“I need to be able to run open on the court, that’s one thing I need to do,” he said. “I’ve been working on my defense so that’s the thing that I think will keep me in the league.”

There's also this:

Uh huh.

Let me remind you of the stat line Melo put up when he last played in the NBA, in April of 2013:

36 minutes, 3-6 FG, 1-4 FT, 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 1 turnover

Oh wait, I'm sorry, those are his career totals (over six games played).  Here's a quick stroll down Fab Melo memory lane:

Fab Melo goes OFF with Maine Red Claws - posts triple double with 14 blocks

Ok now this is getting a bit ridiculous - Fab Melo puts up 32/9/9 for Red Claws

Fab Melo suffers concussion walking into hotel door. For real

Celtics will pay Memphis more than Melo's salary for taking him off our hands

Memphis waives former Celtic Fab Melo

Fab Melo's "Bad Luck" continues as he is waived by The Mavericks

ESPN ranks Fab Melo the 2nd* worst player in the NBA

Danny Ainge's Top 5 worst draft picks of all-time

I'm guessing there will be plenty of empty seats on the Fab Melo 2015-16 comeback bandwagon.

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Mark Van Deusen 6/02/2015 02:47:00 PM Edit
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