De'Anthony Melton Rumors

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De'Anthony Melton
De'Anthony Melton
Position: G
Born: 05/28/98
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $1,416,852
John Hollinger: I expect Melton to get offers for the full midlevel exception; the only question is whether a rebuilding cap-room team like Atlanta, Charlotte or Detroit would have the stones to go beyond that. In either case, the Grizzlies are protected by the Arenas rule, meaning that the first two years of any offers sheet to Melton could only be for the MLE, but the money could potentially increase in subsequent years. The most likely endgame to me is him returning to Memphis on a lesser version of the Brooks deal — something on the order of three years, $30 million.
Omari Sanfoka II: FINAL: Grizzlies 122, Warriors 102. Memphis has won five straight, 12 of its last 18 and is 13-9 overall since Dec. 1. Valanciunas: 31 points and 19 rebounds. JJJ: 21 points, 2 blocks Morant: 11 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds Melton: 10 points, 5 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals
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.”
In the email, Dawkins advised his partners that he had deals in place with three players who had recently turned pro — Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame, Creighton’s Justin Patton and Xavier’s Edmond Sumner. Dawkins also listed 19 “prospective players” who were either in college or high school. Among them were Alabama’s Collin Sexton, Mississippi State’s Lamar Peters, Oregon’s Troy Brown Jr., Arizona’s Rawle Alkins, Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans, Louisville’s Ray Spalding and V.J. King, Miami’s Dewan Huell (now Hernandez), LSU’s Brandon Sampson, USC’s De’Anthony Melton, Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett and Kentucky’s Jarred Vanderbilt.
2 years ago via ESPN
Storyline: NCAA Scandal
Kokoskov said Melton and Okobo are “very close in a good way” but believes the two will determine their own fate in terms of earning playing time. “The only way you can see what you can get from a player is if you have to play them,” Kokoskov said. “We’re going to play those guys and as the game and the season progresses, some decisions are going to be made clear or it’s going to be made primarily by them.”
Isaiah Canaan, Shaquille Harrison, rookie De’Anthony Melton and Okobo have had their moments this preseason, but the Suns need more out of that position. “Overall, their energy and presence are there,” first-year Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov said. “A lot of mistakes. There’s a lot of room for improvement.”
But, of course, with Knight gone, the Suns now have an opening at point guard. Well, at least from McDonough’s perspective, that opening is a point guard with real experience. Elie Okobo and Melton were both just selected in the second round of the NBA Draft, Shaquille Harrison has 23 games of NBA experience and Isaiah Canaan’s NBA role has mostly been toward the end of a team’s rotation in his five-year career. Despite that, the GM likes his group. “We’re very high on Elie Okobo, he’s looked terrific in the pickup games we’ve had so far,” he said. “[Melton] we thought was one of the better rookies in summer league, and guys like Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan played very well for us a year ago. We have depth there, I realize we don’t have a lot of experience there.”
Storyline: Suns Front Office