De'Anthony Melton

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  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and five turnovers in a 33-minute start on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Melton is taking charge of the point guard position and yes, Devin Booker's return will take back a bunch of usage, as well as kill the flow of the offense. Still, Melton has shown enough potential to be considered a must-own player in 12-team, 8-cat standard leagues, if only because Booker hasn't been healthy and starting point guards with productive stat sets don't grow on trees. If the team can get him minutes next to Richaun Holmes that could also help him stay productive.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton continued his solid play on Monday against the Clippers with 13 points, eight assists, four boards and two steals.

    Melton is with a look in 12-team leagues if you need guard help and should be picked up in 14-team leagues as the Suns haven't nailed down a starting five all season due to injury. Melton will likely return to the bench when Devin Booker is healthy but we've seen the Suns make fast and furious changes to their starters this season.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton will start on Monday against the Clippers.

    While Elie Okobo had a nice game upon entering the starting lineup, he had a real stinker after that and Melton's been a bit more steady in that small sample. If one of them can put some distance between the other they might have some standard league upside, and right now the better bet between the two is Melton.

  • - G - Phoenix Suns

    De’Anthony Melton will start on Friday vs. the Spurs joining Deandre Ayton, Trevor Ariza, Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges.

    This move sends fellow rookie Elie Okobo to the bench. The Suns just haven’t been able to get any traction with no Devin Booker (hamstring) and they’re looking for anything to provide a spark. We’ll have to see how both rookies perform to night as neither has distanced himself from the other so far.

    Source: Suns on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    Igor Kokoskov did not rule out starting De'Anthony Melton on Thursday night.

    Devin Booker (hamstring) remains out indefinitely and T.J. Warren is also out on Thursday, so we'll see if Melton can push Elie Okobo off the point guard spot. If you were waiting to see Melton's next game after Tuesday's 21-point, five-assist performance before making an add, you may need to move quickly on the waiver wire if Melton is announced as the starter.

    Source: Bob Young on Twitter

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  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 23 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Kings.

    Melton did his damage in garbage time, which in fairness was the entire game. Elie Okobo was as bad as we've seen a player play in a while so it's possible that Melton earned a greater look after this one. It's just way too early to project any fantasy value for him, but definitely watch the next time out.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    The Suns have sent De'Anthony Melton down to the G-League.

    Melton was sent down on Saturday as well but was recalled in the interim, obviously. He had deep league owners interested given the general unease in the Phoenix backcourt but so far he's been the odd man out. There's little reason to keep tabs on Melton outside of dynasty formats right now.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    Rookie PG De'Anthony Melton was assigned to the Suns' G-League affiliate squad on Saturday.

    Melton was on the fantasy radar over the summer when he got dealt to the Suns, but nothing ever developed for him and he's just a guy for massive Dynasty league owners to keep tabs on.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton was the backup point guard on Wednesday and shot just 3-of-12 from the field but did manage seven points, two rebounds, one assist, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes of playing time.

    Melton certainly wasn't shy about getting his work in tonight, and while this performance carries a blowout asterisk it's clear that he's got tons of upside. Deep league owners can consider him a stash candidate who will improve as the year goes on but there's no telling how much he'll play when Isaiah Canaan returns in the near future.

  • - G - Phoenix Suns

    De’Anthony Melton has been listed as active on Wednesday night for the Suns.

    The Suns are shorthanded with Devin Booker and Isaiah Canaan out for this game. Elie Okobo is drawing the start at point guard but we could see Melton log some serious minutes if the opportunity arises.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    Igor Kokoskov said that he plans for rookie point guards Elie Okobo and De'Anthony Melton to switch off being active/inactive in order for both of them to get playing experience.

    Melton made his NBA debut last night with no stats recorded in 2 minutes of action. The Suns will look to get both guys involved but with Isaiah Canaan and Jamal Crawford in the picture none of the rookies will be fantasy relevant. The team will likely send them to the G-League at some point for further development so they can only be viewed as stashes in dynasty leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • DeAnthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns have signed newly obtained De’Anthony Melton to a two-year, $2.3 million rookie deal.

    The Suns obtained Melton from the Rockets for Ryan Anderson and Brandon Knight earlier this summer so this signing was always going to happen at some point. With Devin Booker (hand) probably out to start the season and not a whole lot of options to start at point guard, Melton could be a nice surprise. We’ll have to see what the preseason brings.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter