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Grizzlies acquire Melo from Celtics

Boston Celtics center Fab Melo (13) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 97-90.
Fab Melo will join the Grizzlies' frontcourt.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Donte Greene to the Boston Celtics for center Fab Melo.

The team announced the deal Thursday.

The 7-foot, 255-pound Melo played six games with the Celtics last season and averaged 1.2 points. He averaged 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and a league-high 3.1 blocks in 33 games for the NBA Development League's Maine Red Claws. Boston drafted the native of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, with the 22nd pick overall in 2012 after he played two seasons at Syracuse.

The Grizzlies signed the 6-11 Greene on April 17, but he did not appear in a game for Memphis. Greene has played 253 games over four seasons with Sacramento, averaging 6.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Greene missed most of last season while recovering from a broken ankle.

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