Fab Melo was recalled to the Boston Celtics to rehabilitate a quadriceps injury but will be available on the active roster for Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic.
"That's the thing I've been working hard for, been looking forward to this time," Melo said after working out with assistant coach Jay Larranaga following shootaround. "I'm very excited and I want to be there and help the team."
Melo averaged 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.6 blocks in 19 games for the D-League's Maine Red Claws.
Fellow rookie Jared Sullinger is currently dealing with back spasms.