De'Anthony Melton

De'Anthony Melton

24-Year-Old GuardG
Philadelphia 76ers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
One of the more polarizing fantasy assets, Melton finds himself opening the season with a new team but potentially a very similar role. Despite clear upside, playing time has remained an issue for Melton throughout his career. In just 23 minutes per game, he ended the 2021-22 season just outside the top 100 in per-game eight-category fantasy production thanks to averages of 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.9 triples. While there is a chance he simply slides in as a direct replacement for Danny Green, many will be hoping that he can etch himself into Doc Rivers' good books, possibly warranting a few extra minutes. His ability to contribute on both ends of the floor should again lend itself to fantasy value. However, managers have every right to be cautious when targeting him in drafts. Given the element of uncertainty, he's best suited as a late-round flier in standard drafts for managers who need steals production. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $34.63 million contract with the Grizzlies in November of 2020. Traded to the 76ers in June of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Melton was born in 1998 in North Hollywood, California and is one of six children. He led his high school, Crespi, in Encino, California, to back-to-back state titles in 2015 and 2016. Melton left as the team's all-time leading scorer. He was named CIF Southern Section Division III Player of the Year as a senior in 2016, averaging 20.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.2 blocks. Some of Melton's hobbies include biking and playing the piano, and he is interested in becoming a sports analyst after his playing career. Check him out on Instagram (@deanthonymelton). Melton became the first freshman since 2001-02 in NCAA Division I basketball to register at least 300 points, 150 rebounds, 100 assists, 60 steals and 35 blocks in a season. He led the 2016-17 USC Trojans in steals with 1.9 per game. As a freshman, he led the Pac-12 in total steals (69) and was second in the conference in steals per game. Melton was also second among Trojans in average rebounds (4.7) and assists (3.5). Melton then declared for the 2018 NBA Draft. The North Hollywood, California native was selected by Rockets in the second round (46th pick overall). He was later traded to the Suns before his rookie season.

Records another 20-point game
GPhiladelphia 76ers
November 24, 2022
Melton amassed 20 points (7-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists and four steals over 37 minutes during Wednesday's 107-101 loss to the Hornets.
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Melton was hot to start the game, going 4-of-5 from the field with 13 points in the first quarter before missing all five of his shots in the second quarter. He added another seven points in the second half on 3-of-8 shooting to give him 20 on the night, his second game in a row reaching the 20-point mark after previously failing to do so all season. Melton also recorded four steals in the contest, all of which came in the first half to help the Sixers jump out to an early lead. It was his third game this season with four or more steals, while he's grabbed six or more rebounds in five of his last seven appearances.
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Versatility has been invaluable
GPhiladelphia 76ers
November 16, 2022
Melton's versatility and defensive prowess have been invaluable for the 76ers to start the 2022-23 campaign, Hakim Wright of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
Melton, who was traded to the 76ers on draft day, has started two games at small forward and three more at shooting guard because of injuries and is averaging 8.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 24.4 minutes. His 3.6 deflections per game also rank seventh in the NBA. The 24-year-old has been battling a back injury, missing two of Philadelphia's last six games, and has been in a little bit of a slump during that stretch, shooting just 29.7 percent from the field. However, this poor offensive performance is likely linked to the absence of James Harden, which has impacted the 76ers' offense as a whole. Regardless, it appears Melton's skillset has been a smooth fit in Philadelphia, and he should continue to flourish with his new squad.
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Melton has developed somewhat of a cult following from fantasy die-hards as one of the best per-minute fantasy producers in the NBA. Last season, he was 32nd in per-minute production after ranking 48th in 2019-20. The problem is that he's stuck behind Ja Morant. Last year, Melton received 20.1 minutes per game and averaged 9.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 combined steals-plus-blocks. He also made 1.7 threes per game at 41.2 percent. Unfortunately for Melton optimists, the Grizzlies' backcourt situation hasn't changed. Morant is still the starter, and Dillon Brooks is practically locked into 30-plus minutes a night as the shooting guard. There's room for Melton to see action as a reserve at both guard spots, but he'll also still be competing against Tyus Jones, Desmond Bane and new additions Rajon Rondo and Ziaire Williams. Fantasy managers in dynasty/keeper formats with Melton should hold strong in hopes that he eventually finds his way into a more advantageous situation. Managers in standard redraft leagues can ignore Melton. If you're in a deep league, there's clearly upside here, making Melton potentially worth a late-round pick, but it would take injuries or a trade for him to reach that potential.
During his second year in the league last season, Melton acted as Ja Morant's backup while also seeing time at shooting guard. Though Melton isn't a great shooter -- 40.1 FG%, 28.6 3P%, 76.9 FT% -- he still scored a decent 7.6 points in 19.5 minutes per game. He also provided 3.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists, though his main fantasy contribution was his 1.3 steals. Despite modest offensive output, the Grizzlies clearly believe in Melton's upside, especially on defense, as he garnered a four-year, $34.6 million contract during the offseason. While Melton will still be competing for minutes with other young guards on the roster, the price Memphis paid him indicates they are interested in him seeing an expanded role. The 22-year-old was on the fringes of fantasy relevance last season, ranking 164th on a per-game basis. While Melton doesn't have a ton of upside given Morant's presence, fantasy managers in deeper leagues could view him as a late-round flier.
The 46th overall pick in the 2018 Draft, Melton appeared in 50 games for the Suns, including 31 starts. In 19.7 minutes per game, he averaged 5.0 points on 5.1 shots, 3.2 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals, largely demonstrating his upside as a defender. In early July, he was traded to the Grizzlies along with Josh Jackson and draft picks for Jevon Carter and Kyle Korver. It's possible Melton will be able to find regular minutes on the tanking Grizzlies, though Ja Morant and Tyus Jones seems to have the point guard position locked up. As a result, fantasy owners probably shouldn't take the risk on Melton having a fantasy-relevant season, even in deeper formats.
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Gets hot from three
GPhiladelphia 76ers
November 22, 2022
Melton notched 22 points (7-16 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals across 32 minutes during Tuesday's 115-106 win over Brooklyn.
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Dishes out six dimes Friday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
November 19, 2022
Melton contributed 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and six assists over 36 minutes during Friday's 110-102 win over the Bucks.
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Will come off bench Sunday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
November 13, 2022
Melton is available for Sunday's game against Utah but will not start.
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Not listed on injury report
GPhiladelphia 76ers
November 13, 2022
Melton (back) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Jazz.
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Out Saturday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Back
November 12, 2022
Melton (back) is out Saturday against the Hawks, Lauren Rosen of the 76ers' official site reports.
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