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Melo doesn't have any major injury issues, has performed at the college level, and as far as I know, has never been arrested.
My concern with Melo is that he was ruled academically ineligible twice this season, including during the NCAA tournament.
Most colleges do whatever they can to make sure their athletes pass their classes so that they can play, and Syracuse isn't Duke or Stanford, their academic standards are reasonable. This begs the question: how stupid is Fab Melo?
Maybe he has other issues that I don't know about, but I think the fact that he couldn't get his act together in order to play in the NCAA tournament shows that he might be one of the least intelligent players in the NBA. Either that, or he simply doesn't have a work ethic. Pick your poison, neither should make a team feel particularly good.
It also seems odd that a team as good as Syracuse would ban their best player for the tournament because of academics. Couldn't they just let it slide? I'm sure plenty of schools would have. Part of me thinks there was something bigger going on here, some sort of major violation that we haven't heard about yet.
Either way, Fab Melo's intangibles don't exactly scream "draft me"; I'd look to avoid Melo unless he is clearly the best player available.