Celtics trade Melo to Memphis for Greene

Celtics trade Melo to Memphis for Greene
August 15, 2013, 12:45 pm
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The Celtics announced today that they have acquired forward Donte Greene from Memphis in exchange for center Fab Melo and cash considerations.

Greene, a 6-foot-11 forward, is averaging 6.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game in his five-year career. He did not appear in any games for the Grizzlies during the 2012-13 season or the 2013 postseason. He was originally drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 28th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft out of Syracuse, but spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings. 

Melo, a 7-footer, appeared in six games for the Celtics this past season, averaging 1.2 points and 0.5 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game. He was more of a mainstay for the Red Claws, where he played 33 games and averaged 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and a league-high 3.1 blocks in 26.2 minutes per game.

Melo was named to the D-League All-Defensive First Team and D-League All-Rookie First Team for his play during the 2012-13 season.