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. 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.
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. Melton shifted into the starting lineup Wednesday but struggled to get anything going, recording a team-worst minus-26 in his 24 minutes. Poor performance aside, this is certainly an interesting development, although it may have been simply a matchup-based move. If Melton does remain in the starting lineup, he certainly has to be viewed as a 12-team pickup in most formats.
Melton will start Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Coach Taylor Jenkins will opt for a smaller starting lineup with usual starting power forward Brandon Clarke out due to a quadriceps injury. Melton, who will join the first unit in Clarke's stead, has averaged 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 18.7 minutes so far this year.
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. Melton struggled again Monday, failing to deliver in the blowout loss. The Grizzlies are on a three-game losing streak right now and things are certainly not looking positive regarding their playoff aspirations. Despite sitting in the eighth-seed, a number of injuries and poor play could spell an end to their hopes of post-season action. Melton is a tough hold in 12-team leagues at the moment and unless you can play the waiting game, you might need to move on.
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. Melton came off the bench to lead the Grizzlies in points with his highest-scoring game of the year. He only missed one of his five attempts from beyond the arc and was also perfect on all 10 of his free-throw attempts. Additionally, the 21-year-old turned in his second-best rebounding game of the past month.
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