Top Five Boston Celtics Draft Busts: Post-2000

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Oct 20, 2012; Albany, NY, USA; Boston Celtics center

Fab Melo

(13) dunks against the New York Knicks during the first half at Times Union Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

5. Fab Melo – 2012, 1st Round, 22nd Pick

The first-round pick out of Syracuse didn’t have the highest of hopes coming right out of the draft, but he wasn’t expected to be off of the team within a year or so of being selected. Melo was expected to fill a role coming off the bench as a rim-protector, but he never really was even to get out of his folding chair. There is still a lot of basketball left for the big man, but it will most likely never be in Boston.

Players Drafted After Him: Tony Wroten, Miles Plumlee, Draymond Green.