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What Celtics are getting in Fab Melo

Updated: June 29, 2012, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Maybe it was tough love from his college coach during a disappointing freshman year. Maybe it was playing overseas for his native Brazil. Maybe it was just wanting to please his mom.

Or maybe it was all that and more that transformed Fabricio Paulino de Melo into just plain Fab -- the 7-foot center who made Syracuse an imposing team last season and now dons the famed uniform of the Boston Celtics hoping to leave his mark on the NBA. He was the 22nd pick in the NBA draft ...

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