De'Anthony Melton Rumors

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De'Anthony Melton
De'Anthony Melton
Position: G
Born: 05/28/98
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $1,416,852
The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that the team has acquired forward Josh Jackson, guard De’Anthony Melton and two future second round draft picks from the Phoenix Suns for forward Kyle Korver and guard Jevon Carter. Jackson (6-8, 207) has appeared in 156 games (64 starts) in two NBA seasons and has averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.99 steals in 25.3 minutes since he was selected by the Suns with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. The 22-year-old San Diego, California native has been named to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team and was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year during his lone season at the University of Kansas.
Booker finished with a game-high 26 points, but took issues with the officiating and his team’s play all night. It reached a boiling point when rookie point guard De’Anthony Melton once again turned the ball over after stepping out of bounds. “Take his ass out,” Booker shouted across the court to Suns coach Igor Kokoskov. “Put Elie in the game”
Storyline: Phoenix Suns Turmoil?
After the game, Booker and Melton were having a fun conversation in the locker room as cooler heads had prevailed. Still, Booker didn’t hesitate when it came to talking about Melton’s turnovers when asked about his frustrations with the rookie point guard. “I told him the court don’t move,” said a grinning Booker. “P.J. Tucker used to do that all the time (to him). I used to hate it, but it’s just part of the game. It’s a learning experience. Just knowing the floor and how to run the floor on the wing. He’s usually a point guard and probably never been in the corner that much. It’s a tough learn, but he’ll pick up on it.”