De'Anthony Melton

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  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will miss Wednesday's game but was able to go through practice on Tuesday.

    Igor Kokoskov says that Melton will need to improve his conditioning, but it sounds as though he could be ready right out of the All-Star break. The Tyler Johnson addition complicates the backcourt but Melton has a nice stat set and should still play enough to be worth your time in deeper leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will not play on Wednesday against the Clippers.

    Melton was expected to be out through the All-Star break so this isn't surprising. His ability to rack up steals had us intrigued for the stretch run but the acquisition of Tyler Johnson likely keeps Melton stuck in the deep-league ranks. Tomorrow will be his ninth straight absence but hopefully he can return out of the break.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Melton had an original timeline of the All-Star break, and it seems like the Suns may hold him out until then. Elie Okobo, Tyler Johnson and Jamal Crawford will all lose out on a few minutes when Melton does come back.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Friday's game.

    Melton had been upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, though that was a major surprise with initial reports having him sidelined through the All-Star break. That's still the safe expectations for the Suns' rookie, which means Tyler Johnson and Elie Okobo will split the point guard minutes for the time being.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) is questionable ahead of Friday's game against the Warriors.

    The original expectation was Melton would be out until the All-Star break, but it appears he could return before. The Suns are in no position to rush Melton back, especially with Tyler Johnson being acquired in a trade. We'd consider him on the wrong side of questionable, but you wouldn't be picking him up even if he was healthy.

    Source: Bob Young on Twitter

  • - G - Phoenix Suns

    De’Anthony Melton (ankle) is expected to be out till the All-Star break.

    Considering Melton was moving with a cane while wearing a boot we aren’t surprised with the timeline. We wish the rookie a speedy recovery. The Suns have struggled to find a point guard all season and the main beneficiary of Melton’s absence will be the wings who can handle the ball like Josh Jackson and Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Lakers.

    This was fully expected as the previous report had him walking around the locker room with a boot and a cane. Ellie Okobo picked up the start on Friday and had seven points, three rebounds, four assists and one triple in 31 minutes and could be looking at some more starts in the near term. He isn't worth picking up in standard leagues until he shows something.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) was sporting a walking boot and a cane in the locker room after Friday's game.

    Melton got hurt on Thursday night and it sounds like he could be out for a while. While the rookie was a nice source of defensive counters with a fun stat set, he simply hasn't been productive enough to warrant a hold in standard-sized leagues. Elie Okobo, who had seven points, three rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes on Friday, should start in the interim and is a deep-league add.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns

    Rookie Elie Okobo will start on Friday in place of De’Anthony Melton (right ankle sprain).

    Elie hasn’t done much despite his talent as Devin Booker plays de facto point guard and seeing as Okobo isn’t yet a great spot-up shooter, his opportunities are somewhat limited as long as Booker is playing. Thus, he isn’t the best option for an add.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton will miss Friday's game against the Nuggets with a sprained ankle.

    Melton left the game on Thursday and didn't return, so this is not out of bounds. With Melton out, we probably see more Elie Okobo and crusty Jamal Crawford.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton logged 12 minutes on Thursday and scored two points with two rebounds before leaving with an ankle injury.

    He won't be returning to the game and Melton had some late-round streamer appeal due to his ability to rack up steals but his value has been tanking over the past week. This is the nail in the coffin as he can be safely dropped everywhere.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, three assists and two steals over 22 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Wolves.

    Melton has a fantasy friendly game that has him returning top 125-135 value over the last month in 22.7 mpg, and top-150 value over the last two weeks with a bunch of stinkers mixed in. He could very well loose his grip on things but the math is good enough to justify a hold here.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton only scored four points with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in a loss to the Wolves on Sunday.

    He has been worth owning in most formats since he gained the starting job and is just outside the top-100 over the past two weeks. However, he did not have it in this one and he picked up three fouls in his 13 minutes which could have been a reason his minutes were down. Do not overthink this performance, but keep an eye on his minutes and level of play going forward.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton picked up four fouls in 16 minutes, leaving him with just two points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block on Thursday.

    The defensive output is nice considering the playing time, and while this game is frustrating his relative success does point to him being worth a hold in most leagues if possible. He's right on the cusp of the top-150 in sporadic minutes and will hopefully steady out in the second half.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two blocks over 22 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Pacers.

    Melton's shooting and scoring isn't pretty here but the four cash counters and other popcorn stats make this line play. He has the potential to be a mid-round play if he continues to get leash, and the return of Devin Booker isn't necessarily prohibitive in that respect. He has been a top-150ish play this season in just 22 mpg, and we're calling him a must-own player in 12-team formats.