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Why The Mavs Are Interested In Fab Melo

Why The Mavs Are Interested In Fab Melo

Once upon a time, in June 2012, Fab Melo was in Dallas, checking into the Hilton, sampling the scene at the Uptown Bar & Grill (on his 22nd birthday) and readying to work out for the Mavs. Now, at 23, he's available again, having washed out of Boston and Memphis - in part due to financial reasons. Why are the Mavs interested again? Come inside.

Fab Melo of Syracuse was The Big East Defensive Player of the Year, a 7-0, 255-pound sophomore who was a pivotal player on a seemingly dominant team … until academic problems earned him a suspension, causing him to miss the Orangemen's short stay in the NCAA Tournament. "It was academic," Melo said in the summer of 2012 after working out for the Pacers in Indianapolis. "They ask, I explain...

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