De'Anthony Melton
De'Anthony Melton
22-Year-Old GuardG
Memphis Grizzlies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 46th overall pick in the 2018 Draft, Melton appeared in 50 games for the Suns, including 31 starts. In 19.7 minutes per game, he averaged 5.0 points on 5.1 shots, 3.2 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals, largely demonstrating his upside as a defender. In early July, he was traded to the Grizzlies along with Josh Jackson and draft picks for Jevon Carter and Kyle Korver. It's possible Melton will be able to find regular minutes on the tanking Grizzlies, though Ja Morant and Tyus Jones seems to have the point guard position locked up. As a result, fantasy owners probably shouldn't take the risk on Melton having a fantasy-relevant season, even in deeper formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.37 million contract with the Suns in September of 2018. Traded to the Grizzlies in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Melton was born in 1998 in North Hollywood, California and is one of six children. He led his high school, Crespi, in Encino, California, to back-to-back state titles in 2015 and 2016. Melton left as the team's all-time leading scorer. He was named CIF Southern Section Division III Player of the Year as a senior in 2016, averaging 20.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.2 blocks. Some of Melton's hobbies include biking and playing the piano, and he is interested in becoming a sports analyst after his playing career. Check him out on Instagram (@deanthonymelton).

College/International Summary

Melton became the first freshman since 2001-02 in NCAA Division I basketball to register at least 300 points, 150 rebounds, 100 assists, 60 steals and 35 blocks in a season. He led the 2016-17 USC Trojans in steals with 1.9 per game. As a freshman, he led the Pac-12 in total steals (69) and was second in the conference in steals per game. Melton was also second among Trojans in average rebounds (4.7) and assists (3.5). Melton then declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. The North Hollywood, California native was selected by Rockets in the second round (46th pick overall). He was later traded to the Suns before his rookie season.

Invisible 15 minutes Friday
GMemphis Grizzlies
March 7, 2020
Melton posted zero points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one block across 15 minutes during Friday's 121-96 loss to the Mavericks.
ANALYSIS
The only stats to Melton's name Friday were one block and two turnovers, making it one of his worst performances of the season. It was the first time he failed to make a field goal since Nov. 25 when he saw just six minutes in a loss to the Pacers. He'll look to bounce back against the Hawks on Saturday.
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Melton spent his first season in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns, appearing in 50 games. He started 31 contests, playing nearly 20 minutes a night. Melton parlayed his time on the court into averages of 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He also finished sixth on the squad in assists. Melton doled out a career-high 10 dimes in a win over Denver on Jan. 12. And he'd go on to post 12 outings with at least five assists. Melton scored in double-digits on eight occasions as a rookie. His best output in terms of points came on Dec. 4 against Sacramento, when he poured in 21 points versus the Kings. Melton shot 39.1 percent from the field for the season, including over 30 percent from three-point range. He also showed quick hands on the defensive end, swiping 1.4 balls per contest. Melton would finish fourth on the team in steals and registered four thefts in three different games.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 2nd round (46th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • August 31, 2018
    Traded by the Houston Rockets with Ryan Anderson to the Phoenix Suns for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.
  • September 21, 2018
    Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns
  • July 7, 2019
    Traded by the Phoenix Suns with Josh Jackson, a 2020 2nd round draft pick and a 2021 2nd round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for Jevon Carter and Kyle Korver.
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Fails to capitalize in spot start
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 27, 2020
Melton had nine points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 140-112 loss to the Rockets.
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Gets start Wednesday
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February 26, 2020
Melton will start Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Another quiet night Monday
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 25, 2020
Melton produced just five points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes during Monday's 124-97 loss to the Clippers.
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Scores season high in loss
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 21, 2020
Melton totaled 24 points (5-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 10-10 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes during Thursday's 129-125 loss to Sacramento.
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Scores 12 in 26 minutes
GMemphis Grizzlies
February 12, 2020
Melton managed 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 111-104 win over the Trail Blazers.
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