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2021 Stats

Regular Season 25.8 9.8 39.2 3.8 2.3

Top De'Anthony Melton News

  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Gets green light

    Melton (groin) is good to go for Friday's matchup with the Hawks, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Melton has been sidelined for the last three games due to groin soreness. He was originally expected to miss a few more games before getting upgraded to questionable Thursday evening. The team could still opt to ease him back into the swing of things, but he will be available for the Grizzlies.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Upgraded to questionable

    Melton (groin) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

    Melton has missed the past three games due to groin soreness, but he looks like he'll have a shot to play Frida if he checks out well following the Grizzlies' morning shootaround. Though Melton opened the season in a starting role and averaged 11.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 triples and 1.5 steals in 27.8 minutes per contest over 12 games, his production and playing time has nosedived in his three appearances off the bench following Dillon Brooks' return from injury.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: To miss additional time

    Melton (groin) is expected to remain out for at least a few more games, Meghan Triplett of Grind City Media reports.

    Melton has already been ruled out for Monday's matchup, and it sounds as though he'll remain sidelined for a few more contests before getting the green light. At this point, it appears unlikely that he would return later in the week, with a potential return arriving either Friday against Atlanta or Sunday against Sacramento. The team should provide an update on the USC product's status as he closes in on a return to action.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Out again Monday

    Melton (groin) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    This will be the second straight absence for Melton, who was also held out of Saturday's embarrassing, 43-point loss to the Timberwolves. The USC product had a nice run of success to begin the season, but his production has waned in recent games with Dillon Brooks (hamstring) back from an early season injury absence. Set to miss at least one game to begin Week 6, Melton should probably be left on the bench in most season-long leagues.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Out with groin soreness

    Melton is out Saturday against the Timberwolves due to groin soreness.

    Melton's role has decreased significantly since Dillon Brooks (hamstring) returned from a hand injury. With Melton out Saturday and Brooks doubtful, more minutes should be available for Tyus Jones, Kyle Anderson and John Konchar.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Goes missing in bench role

    Melton had just four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one assist and one steal in 19 minutes during Saturday's 112-101 loss to the Pelicans.

    With Dillon Brooks returning to the starting lineup, Melton shifted to the bench and did very little during his limited time on the floor. It's been a positive start to the season for Melton, but this was always the fear moving forward. Fantasy managers could give him another game or two before making any decisions regarding his viability. Although, based on what we have seen in the past, there is a very real possibility Melton simply doesn't see enough playing time on a regular basis to justify a permanent roster spot.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Musters 19 points in Monday's win

    Melton recorded 19 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block during Monday's overtime victory over Minnesota.

    Melton reached the 19-point mark for a fourth time, as the guard was second among Memphis starters in scoring while tying a team high with three threes. It was also Melton's sixth time in double figures, and he's currently on pace to break last season's mark of 22 games in double digits. Across 10 outings in 2021-22, Melton is shooting 42.0 percent from the field, 80.0 percent from the line and 39.3 percent from three.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Goes for 20 in loss

    Melton went for 20 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three steals and a block across 27 minutes in Saturday's loss to Miami.

    Melton had scored a combined seven points over his last two appearances, including a 116-96 defeat against the Blazers in which he went scoreless, but he bounced back admirably in this one with a strong output on both ends of the court. Melton has now scored at least 20 points in three of his six appearances this season.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Strong again Saturday

    Melton finished Saturday's 120-114 win over the Clippers with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-8 3Pt), seven rebounds and two assists over 33 minutes.

    Melton again got the start in place of the injured Dillon Brooks (hand/thigh) and notched his second straight performance of at least 20 points. His scoring output was second on the squad, and Melton also tied for second with seven boards. He is averaging 21.0 points, 5.5 boards and 4.0 three-pointers per game thus far, though he's likely to see a a dip in playing time when Brooks returns.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Great performance in opener

    Melton finished Wednesday's season-opening win over the Cavaliers with 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes of playing time.

    Melton got the start in the season opener in place of Dillon Brooks and put on a very impressive showing. The 23-year-old looks poised to improve upon his 2020-21 campaign, when he averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists. With Brooks out for at least another week, Bane will continue trying to solidify a significant role with the team.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Starting opener

    Melton will start Wednesday's season opener against the Cavaliers, Rob Fischer of Grind City Media reports.

    With Dillon Brooks (hand) sidelined, Melton will get the nod at shooting guard, and he'll be joined by Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Jaren Jackson and Steven Adams. Melton appeared in 52 games for Memphis last season but made only one start. He averaged 9.1 points, 2.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.7 threes in 20.1 minutes per contest.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Out Wednesday

    Melton is out for rest Wednesday against Indiana.

    Melton joins a long list of Grizzlies that are resting during Wednesday's matchup. The guard will presumably be back in the lineup Friday against Chicago. With Dillon Brooks (thigh, hand) still sidelined as well, Jarrett Culver will likely get a great opportunity for additional minutes versus the Pacers.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Out Wednesday

    Melton will be rested Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Melton has made four preseason appearances and has averaged 12.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 19.4 minutes. With plenty of the Grizzlies' key players resting Wednesday, Jarrett Culver should have a chance to demonstrate what he can do for his new team.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Drops 16 off bench

    Melton finished Monday's preseason win over the Pistons with 16 points (4-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.

    After starting the first three preseason games in the absence of Dillon Brooks (thigh), Melton shifted to the bench Monday, even as Brooks remained sidelined. The move didn't seem to affect Melton, who led the bench in scoring and showed off why he's one of the league's best per-minute steal accumulators. In 52 games last season, Melton averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 20.1 minutes.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Shifts to bench

    Melton will come off the bench in Monday's preseason game against the Pistons, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Melton started all three exhibitions thus far for Memphis, but he'll move to the bench Monday with John Konchar entering the starting five. Dillon Brooks (thigh) remains sidelined, so Melton should still see plenty of run off the bench.

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  • Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton: Strong two-way performance

    Melton managed 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 87-77 win over the Bucks. The game was suspended after the third quarter due to a fire alarm.

    Melton got the start with Dillon Brooks (thigh) out, and the guard delivered a strong two-way performance. That's nothing out of the ordinary for Melton, who has averaged 3.0 combined steals-plus-blocks per 36 minutes over the past two seasons.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs
Birthplace: North Hollywood, CA
Age: 23
Class: Junior