Melton (back) went through shooting drills after practice Wednesday, the Daily Memphian reports.
Melton remains on the shelf as he works back from a stress reaction in his back, but he was able to get some shots up after practice with an assistant coach. There's a slight chance the guard could be back in time for opening night, but he'll likely be unavailable until sometime in early-to-mid-November.
Melton has suffered a stress reaction in his back and is expected to be sidelined four-to-eight weeks, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Melton will miss some valuable chemistry-building with his new teammates, as he'll be unable to participate in the Grizzlies' training camp. It also seems likely that he'll miss the first week of the season unless he recovers quickly. Once he's healthy, Melton projects as Memphis' third point guard option.
The Grizzlies aren't expected to include Melton on their Las Vegas Summer League roster while he contends with a minor back injury, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
One of four players involved in the July 3 trade between the Grizzlies and Suns, Melton is eligible to play in Las Vegas now that the deal has been processed by the NBA. However, due to Melton's lack of recent on-court activity on account of the back issue, he'll likely have to wait until training camp to show off his skill set to his new team. Assuming Melton is back to full strength for camp, he should be given every opportunity to compete for a spot in coach Taylor Jenkins' backcourt rotation.
Melton will not be available for Saturday's summer league game against the Pacers, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Melton's trade to the Grizzlies has yet to be officially processed by the NBA. As a result, he can't suit up for Memphis' summer league squad.
Melton -- along with Josh Jackson and two second-round picks -- has been dealt to the Grizzlies for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Melton started 31 games for the struggling Suns last season, seeing 19.7 minutes per contest. He's shown strong upside as a defender and some decent passing ability. It's possible he sees similar run behind Ja Morant, though it could depend on if Delon Wright returns to the team.
Melton chipped in 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, and four rebounds in 22 minutes during Sunday's 149-113 loss to the Rockets.
Melton reached double figures in scoring for the first time since Jan. 8. With Devin Booker (ankle) and Tyler Johnson (knee) set to miss Tuesday's season finale versus the Mavericks, Melton is likely to receive another decent load of playing time, this after earning at least 20 minutes in eight of the last 10 matchups.
Melton is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland.
Melton has started six of the last seven contests for the Suns, but he'll revert to a bench role Monday night. Elie Okobo will join the first unit at point guard as a result.
Melton will start at point guard Monday against Utah.
Melton returned to a bench role for Thursday's matchup with Detroit, but he's set to make his second straight start at point guard with Tyler Johnson (knee) still out of the mix. He's averaging 4.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists over his previous four matchups.
Melton will come off the bench in Thursday's game against the Pistons.
Melton started the Suns' last two games, providing just six points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists across 51 minutes of action. Josh Jackson is getting the start in favor of Melton, with Devin Booker moving to point guard. Look for Melton to see a slight minutes reduction while coming off the bench.
Melton will start Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Melton will draw the start in place of Tyler Johnson, who's out with an injured right knee. Across 39 games this year, Melton's averaging 5.1 points, 3.2 assists, 2.5 reboundsa and 1.4 steals in 19.0 minutes.
Melton managed zero points (0-1 FG), one rebound, and one assist in five minutes during Monday's 124-121 win over the Heat.
Melton had earned 14 minutes in his first game back in the lineup following his month-long absence with an ankle injury, posting four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three dimes, two boards, and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Hawks. However, he barely left the bench in this one. The Suns may end up funneling more minutes toward Melton and other younger players as the season wears on, but it seems unlikely that recent addition and veteran guard Tyler Johnson will relinquish his starting gig to the rookie.
Melton will be available for Saturday's game against the Hawks, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. Melton was unable to play Thursday against the Cavaliers due to his flight being delayed.
Melton would have been available Thursday, but his flight was delayed, and Melton said he heard the plane was struck by lightning. Regardless, the rookie should see the floor Saturday barring any other unforeseen circumstances.
Melton (coach's decision) didn't see the court Thursday in the Suns' 111-98 loss to the Cavaliers.
After missing the Suns' previous nine games with an ankle injury, Melton received the green light to suit up for the team's first contest out of the All-Star break but went unused with coach Igor Kokoskov sticking with Tyler Johnson (33 minutes), Jamal Crawford (14 minutes) and Elie Okobo (three minutes) as the team's point guards. Since Melton had played just one night earlier for the G League's Northern Arizona Suns -- scoring 26 points to go with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in 35 minutes -- it's likely a case where Phoenix was being conservative with the rookie in the second half of a back-to-back set. Expect Melton to re-enter the rotation Saturday in Atlanta as at least the second-string point guard if he doesn't unseat Johnson as the starter.
Melton (ankle) will be available Thursday against the Cavaliers, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports. He will be assigned to the G League for Wednesday's game to get some run, but then will be called back up to the NBA in time for Thursday's game.
Melton has been out due to a right ankle sprain since Jan. 25, but he's set to make his return during the Suns' first game following the All-Star break. He's seeing 20.5 minutes per game, though that number may trend downward due to the addition of Tyler Johnson before the trade deadline.
Melton (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Los Angels, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Melton was optimistic that he'd be able to get back on the court in time for Wednesday's clash, but he'll have to wait until after the All-Star break before returning. Considering he'll have just over another week off to recover, he has a great chance of playing Feb. 21 against Cleveland.
Melton (ankle) hopes to return to the court Wednesday against the Clippers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Melton's absence Sunday will be his eighth straight as he continues to nurse a right ankle sprain. Recently acquired Tyler Johnson is stepping into the starting lineup and is likely to continue seeing heavy minutes should Melton remain sidelined.
Melton (ankle) won't play in Sunday's game against Sacramento, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Melton will miss his eight-straight game due to an ankle sprain. He remains without a specific timetable to return and can be considered day-to-day until more information is divulged. Tyler Johnson should continue to see significant run as long as Melton remains out, especially if Devin Booker (hamstring) also misses Sunday's game.
Contrary to a previous report, Melton (ankle) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Warriors, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
While it was originally thought that Melton might return Friday, it turns out he'll miss a seventh straight game as he continues to nurse a right ankle sprain. At this point, the 20-year-old remains without a concrete timetable for his return, so he'll continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis, with Sunday's matchup against Sacramento representing his next chance to take the court. Newly acquired Tyler Johnson is expected to start at point guard Friday, and could remain the starter even after Melton is cleared to return.
Melton (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Warriors, Bob Young of The Athletic reports.
Melton was originally expected to remain sidelined through the All Star break due to a right ankle sprain, but it sounds like he's progressing ahead of schedule and could beat that return timetable. The Suns will wait and see how he feels at Friday's shootaround before making a final call regarding his status, so expect an update closer to tipoff. Once healthy, Melton may be forced to settle into a reserve role following the acquisition of Tyler Johnson.
Melton (ankle) is expected to remain out for the next three weeks, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Melton is nursing a right ankle sprain, and the Suns don't expect him to return until after the All-Star break. Elle Okobo drew the start at point guard Friday against the Nuggets and figures to remain in that role until Melton is cleared to return.
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