Update: Ron Tillery confirms now that the Grizzlies have traded perpetual bench warmer Donte Green for Celtics center Fab Melo and cash. Memphis now has 15 active players on the roster, so expect more assets to be shifted soon. Read more here.
What do you call the opposite of a “blockbuster trade?”
Source: Griz working on small trade to get Celtics center Fab Melo for Donte Greene. CA story coming…
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBlog) August 15, 2013
It’s hard to get excited about this one. Melo, entering his second year, hasn’t seen much action in Boston after turning heads at Syracuse, although he did set a D-League record with a huge triple-double once.
If the Grizzlies can get the 7-foot Melo for Donte Green, a 4-year vet who hasn’t yet made it out of Summer League, they will be getting a younger, more physically valuable asset to use in future trades.