Syracuse Daily Links - Fab Melo, Kris Joseph Meet The Boston Media

Green Street " Gerry McNamara on D&C: Fab Melo’s potential is ‘scary’
"He’s going to be playing with some of the best that have ever played, especially when you talk about Kevin Garnett and what he’s been able to do in the game and from his position and his intensity," McNamara said. "So I think from a development process, that’s probably one of the best guys he can be around. I think that’s the biggest thing is, just the intelligence level. The intelligence level of the Boston team is such a high IQ team. It might take Fab a minute to really adjust to that, but if you’re going to be around that, you want to be around the best and he certainly is."

Celtics introduce rookies Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo, and Kris Joseph -Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news
At one point during the press conference, Melo introduced his business adviser, whose name is Rodrigo. Making light of Melo's academic troubles at Syracuse, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge asked, "Is Rodrigo your academic adviser as well?"

NBA TV’s Rick Kamla breaks down Syracuse’s draft picks | The Juice Online
Waiters will be a great fit in Cleveland because: a) they have a starting gig for him from the jump; b) his slashing skills should blend well with Kyrie Irving’s overall game.

'Fab' Melo goes from doubted to draft darling
"Kids play all the time and that first experience is all new to them," Hopkins said, "and Fab could have quit or go do the pro thing overseas. But he showed he could face adversity and thrive."

Too soon to judge Fab Melo - BostonHerald.com
"I came to the United States four years ago when I didn’t speak nothing English," said Melo, who is admirably conversant now, slipping only occasionally. "I couldn’t say anything. So of course I struggled throughout college, and that’s one of the reasons I struggled. "Man, college is tough, especially when you’re a D-1 athlete. You’ve got to do a lot of stuff. I struggled with that."

Fab Melo Answers Questions Regarding Academic Problems - Inside the Loud House - A Syracuse Orange Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Melo said he received calls from both Kevin Garnett and Celtics coach Doc Rivers. He said Garnett was excited to teach him, and that Rivers told him his first practice would be hell. Melo and his former Syracuse teammate, Joseph, will need to adjust to playing man-to-man defense after playing a 2-3 zone in college.

Baskin's Blog: Cavs general manager Chris Grant willing to make tough play with Dion Waiters
No matter what you think, the ball is in Grant’s court. If he is wrong, it will be hard to rebound from missing out on the selection. This is a franchise that needs to prove to the fans that have experienced one of the worst seasons in NBA history, and one season that could have been more eventful if the injury bug did not hit.

MLS W.O.R.K.S. Community MVP 2012 - Vote | MLSsoccer.com
Vote for former Orange Andrew Pockington as he attempts to raise money for his charity.

Big East Position Rankings: Running Backs - Big East Coast Bias
8. Syracuse Orange – Antwon Bailey had 1050 yards rushing last year. The Orange’s next leading rusher, Jerome Smith, had 134 yards. Bailey now plays on Sundays, and the Orange have a lot of ground to make up with his departure. Smith is back but will likely play behind Adonis Ameen-Moore or Prince-Tyson Gulley. Much has been made about the athleticism of freshman quarterback recruit Ashton Broyld. Could he lead an occasional wildcat formation to keep defenses guessing and the changes moving?

Big East Position Rankings: Quarterbacks - Big East Coast Bias
2. Syracuse - Some might call me crazy for having Syracuse this high, but, I think Ryan Nassib is quietly a very good quarterback performing in a difficult situation. The Orange aren't loaded with a ton of skill position talent, yet Nassib completed 62% of his passes for 2,685 yards, and had 22 touchdowns versus just 9 interceptions. Marrone's offense is demanding of the quarterback and Nassib delivers.

Celtics draft picks Kris Joseph, Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger get their first experiences giving back as Celtics.

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