Situation: Signed for $1.3 million in 2013; Team option for $1.3 million in 2014, $2.25 million in 2015; Qualifying offer for $3.26 million in 2016
Reasons for keeping: The Celtics don’t know what Melo can do yet. Their second-round pick put up big numbers in the D-League last season. He started playing basketball late in his life, and he’s 7-feet tall. The Celtics have control of the player for the next three seasons.
Reasons for replacing: In action against NBA players Melo looks lost. In glimpses of Melo before and after practices and games, the center struggles with even the most basic offensive drills. The Celtics are starting from scratch, breaking him down before building him back up. Some team will give you a draft pick for him.
Dzen’s take: Replace him
What would you do?