Melo recalled from Maine
Melo was spotted on the floor before Tuesday's practice in Waltham. He has been recalled multiple times this season due to injury reasons, including a concussion in late December. NBA rules require teams to officially recall players from the D-League before they can be examined by a team's training staff.
Melo has appeared in 19 games for the Red Claws this season while averaging 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and a D-League-best 3.8 blocks over 27.7 minutes per game.
One other note on the Claws: head coach Mike Taylor and his staff (assistant coaches Tunde Adekola and J.P. Clark) will head to Houston next month to coach the Futures Team in the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star game as part of All-Star weekend. At 17-10 through Jan. 27, the Claws own the second best winning percentage in the D-League (winning a tie-breaker over Canton).
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