The Fab Melo Era in Boston is over, though it never really began anyway.
The Celtics announced Thursday that they traded the extremely raw 7-footer and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Donte Greene. The deal marks the end of Melo’s Celtics tenure, which began just 14 months ago when the team selected him in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft.
Though Melo was a low-risk gamble at the No. 22 overall pick, he made little progress in his rookie season. The Brazilian played sparingly in six games, scoring 7 total points and proving to be little more than a long-term project at best. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.