D-League Notes: Melo, Wright, Covington

January 18 at 12:26pm CST By Zach Links

The latest from the NBA Developmental League..

  • A team source tells Gino Pilato of D-League Digest that Fab Melo has entered his name into the D-League player pool.  Last season, Melo spent 33 games of his rookie season with the Maine Red Claws, Boston’s D-League affiliate. Melo, who bounced around a bit during his short professional career, is likely headed back to the NBADL with hopes of landing a ten-day contract
  • Chris Wright, a current member of the Red Claws, is playing well and hopes to bag a ten-day deal with an NBA team, Pilato writes.  On the season, Wright is averaging 21.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. He’s also averaging 36.2 minutes in 20 games so far. A small forward from Dayton, he’s not to be confused with the former Georgetown shooting guard by the same name.
  • Rockets rookie Robert Covington is back from the D-League as Houston wants to have plenty of bodies in practice this week, tweets Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.  However, it’s not clear if this is a prelude to Covington officially getting recalled to the varsity squad.
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