2012 NBA Summer League: Kris Joseph and Fab Melo Make Summer League Debut

Jay SchaefferContributor IIIJuly 9, 2012

Former Syracuse Orange standouts Fab Melo and Kris Joseph took the floor today for their first professional basketball game. Both players were selected by the Boston Celtics in last month's NBA draft.

The Boston Celtics took on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Orlando Summer League at the Amway Center today.

Although neither Melo or Joseph started the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, they both saw significant playing time throughout the game. 

Kris Joseph looked to score often in his summer league debut and went 3-of-8 from the field, finishing with seven points in 17 minutes of playing time. Joseph added four rebounds but also committed three turnovers, which is a bit concerning. 

Fab Melo showed that his defense is why he was taken in the first round. Melo contributed two blocked shots in just 14 minutes of action, including this impressive recovery. On the offensive end, Melo was just 1-of-2, finishing with two points. 

Fellow Orange great Dion Waiters will be in action in the Vegas Summer League on July 15 at 5:30 p.m.

The one player from last year's core that will not be playing in Summer League is Scoop Jardine, who is recovering from foot surgery.