Melton (leg) is out Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Melton will miss a sixth straight contest due to left leg soreness. His next chance to return is Friday against the Bulls.
Melton (leg) will miss another game Monday against the Bulls.
It will be the fifth straight absence for Melton, who continues to battle soreness in his left leg. Consider him day-to-day as Wednesday's game against Dallas approaches.
Melton (leg) is out Sunday against the Pacers.
Melton will miss a fourth straight game as he continues to work back from left leg soreness. Desmond Bane should continue to see extra minutes in Melton's absence.
Melton (leg) is out Friday against the Knicks, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Left leg soreness will force Melton to miss a third straight game. In his absence, Desmond Bane and John Konchar remain the main candidates to see expanded roles.
Melton (leg) is out Wednesday against the Hawks.
Melton will miss a second straight game due to left leg soreness. In his absence, Desmond Bane should see extra minutes.
Melton will not play Tuesday at Miami due to a sore leg.
Melton apparently picked up the injury during Sunday's win at Philly, when he posted 14 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block in 15 minutes off the bench. Expect Grayson Allen and Desmond Bane to handle most of the minutes at shooting guard so long as Melton remains out.
Melton recorded 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and three steals across 24 minutes off the bench in Friday's win over the Timberwolves.
Melton was one of eight Memphis players that scored in double digits in this win, and the former USC standout has been scoring the rock at a decent clip of late. He has scored 12 or more points in four of his last six appearances, including a game in which he notched a season-best 23 points. Melton's upside will be limited due to his bench role, but there's no question that he's trending in the right direction lately.
Melton closed with just five points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 111-107 loss to the Jazz.
Melton was coming off arguably his best performance of the season and appeared to have a path to minutes after Grayson Allen (hip) was earlier ruled out. Unfortunately, it did not eventuate for Melton who continues to be one of the more frustrating fantasy options. The upside is undoubtedly there but at this stage, his opportunities are simply too few and far between to warrant must-roster status.
Melton scored a season-high 23 points (7-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and chipped in four rebounds, two assists and two steals across 28 minutes Monday in the Grizzlies' 120-110 win over the Rockets.
Thanks to the early exit of starting wing Grayson Allen (hip), Melton was able to pick up more minutes and came through with a dazzling line. Melton has been the best per-minute fantasy producer among the Grizzlies' wings this season, but consistently finding 20-plus minutes in a deep rotation has been a challenge. Unless Allen and Justise Winslow (quadriceps) -- who sat out Monday -- continue to miss time, Melton may not get the opportunity to consistently receive the minutes he needs to become a reliable option in 12-team leagues.
Melton posted 13 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 89-85 win against the Heat.
The 22-year-old delivered a strong line off the bench Wednesday and had a plus-20 plus/minus, good for best on the team. Melton provides a spark off the bench for the Grizzlies and has a diverse skill set, but he'll remain a low-end 12-team-league option unless head coach Taylor Jenkins is willing to hand him more playing time. Melton is averaging 19.3 minutes per game over the last six contests.
Melton had 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds and three steals in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
The Grizzlies continue to spread minutes relatively evenly across several guards, but Melton does appear to have the edge over Grayson Allen, who picked up his second straight DNP-CD on Sunday. Given the relatively limited minutes, Melton doesn't have a ton of fantasy upside, but he's capable of solid all-around production and, especially, steals.
Melton scored 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT) to go with three assists, two rebounds and two steals across 18 minutes in a 127-112 victory over the Wizards on Wednesday.
Melton contributed an efficient, two-way performance to kick off the second half of the season. The guard has been playing a little bit more with Grayson Allen (concussion) out of the lineup and has taken advantage, scoring in double figures in four of his last five games. He's also recorded at least two steals in four straight games.
Melton played 26 minutes off the bench and added 20 points (6-11 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, four rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Outside of two free throws, Melton did all of his damage from beyond the arc. He had gone nine straight games without making more than two treys in a game before Tuesday's career best. Over his last three games, Melton is averaging 16.7 points, 4.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals on 54.8 percent shooting over 24 minutes per game.
Melton finished with 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four steals and three rebounds in 22 minutes during Sunday's 134-85 victory over Houston.
Melton was fantastic for the Grizzlies once again as they blew out the Rockets. As is always the case with Melton, playing time is the key. While this performance highlights just what he can do on the basketball court, it is hard to have any faith that he will even be in the rotation for their next game. Given the sample size, he presents as more of an elite stash at this point.
Melton produced 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 24 minutes off the bench Friday in the Grizzlies' 119-99 loss to the Clippers.
After logging only three minutes of garbage time in Thursday's blowout win over the Clippers, Melton re-entered the rotation for the second half of the back-to-back set with Justise Winslow sitting out for rest. Melton came through with an excellent stat line off the bench, but the Grizzlies' ample wing depth makes it difficult to project if he'll be able to retain a regular role on the second unit when Memphis has Winslow available for Sunday's game in Houston.
Melton will start Saturday's game against the Suns, Rob Fischer of Fox Sports Southeast reports.
The Grizzlies are dealing with many injuries, which is forcing Melton into the starting lineup for the first time this season. In the eight games that he's seen 20-plus minutes, Melton has averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals.
Melton finished with five points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one block and four steals in Friday's win over Detroit.
Melton missed the previous six games due to a shoulder injury, but he made his return in a big way, setting a new season high with four steals in just 17 minutes of action. The Grizzlies appear to be sticking with Grayson Allen as the starting shooting guard for the time being, but both Melton and Desmond Bane, who returned from a four-game absence of his own Friday, will command backcourt minutes going forward. It's worth noting that the Grizzlies were without Dillon Brooks (thigh) for Friday's game.
Melton (shoulder) is active for Friday's game against the Pistons.
Coach Taylor Jenkins said that he expected Melton to play Friday, and he'll officially return following a six-game absence due to a sprained left shoulder. It's not yet clear whether Melton's playing time will be restricted during his first game back on the floor.
Melton (shoulder) is expected to play Friday against the Pistons, Evan Barnes of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Melton sat out the last six games due to a sprained left shoulder, but coach Taylor Jenkins said before Friday's game that he's expected to return against Detroit. If he's indeed active, the 22-year-old could face some limitations during his first game back on the court.
Melton (shoulder) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons.
Melton has missed the last six games due to a left shoulder sprain, but he's officially questionable ahead of Friday's matchup. If he's unavailable once again, Grayson Allen and Desmond Bane should see increased run for the Grizzlies on Friday.
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