According to the Boston Herald, second year center Fab Melo is excited to play under new head coach Brad Stevens.
Talking to the Herald, Melo stated that he felt undervalued playing for Doc Rivers.“I was a rookie. He didn’t usually give opportunities to rookies. That’s all I think it was. It was hard. We didn’t have a lot of practices, so it was hard to show him anything. That was a problem. But now with Stevens running things, Melo is ready to build upon his weak rookie season.
“I definitely look at this as a fresh start. I’m ready for it. I feel a lot different. Last year I didn’t know what to expect; this year I know what’s going on. It’s different. I’m way more comfortable now.”
Melo also stated that he has worked very hard this offseason and expects to be more comfortable playing this season.
“I think I’m very close. I’m working hard. I work on my game every day. I think now I’m going to be playing. That’s the thing that’s going to make me better, just playing basketball. That’s what I need. I just want to play and feel comfortable playing. I didn’t feel comfortable in the games I played in last year. Now I want to feel comfortable and show what I’m able to do.”
Melo is a part of the Celtics Summer League team, which plays its first game against Orlando at 11 AM EST today.