It is a great sign of progress for Melo, but I’m going to take a second to preemptively address some of the comments I know people are going to leave.
This does not mean he is ready for the NBA. Watch him play here and you’ll see it clearly, he’s NOT ready for the NBA, and he’s not ready to contribute against NBA-level centers.
Melo has scored 47 points in 2 games. That raises his average after 1o games to…. 10.4 ppg. So it took 47 points over 2 games to get him into a double-digit average. So he’s still very, very raw. Worse, his 25 rebounds over 2 games raised his average to just 6.7.
Fab is getting better, but he still needs a lot of work. But it’s great to see some of these games now getting strung together. Let’s hope he can keep this up.