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Very impressive. Melton does a lot of different things well. Swiss Army Knife is a good description.

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He looked promising when I was doing my big board last year.  

Didn't think he played when we beat the Suns here.  

Wonder if he plays in Las Vegas for us.  

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Not sure how he fits with the rest of the J-Crew.

Seems like De'Anthony is a better fit for DeSpurs who  roll out:

Dejounte
Derrick
Demar
Demarre 
LMA (but maybe they could replace with DeMarcus Cousins)

Also have DeRudy DeGay & Marco DeBelinili & DeLonnie Walker.
 

 

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2 hours ago, GameOn said:

Very impressive. Melton does a lot of different things well. Swiss Army Knife is a good description.

From that DX freeze frame he even LOOKS like a 6'3 or whatever Iguodala aka the Swiss Army Knife GOAT, or at least a guy on Swiss Army Knife Mount Rushmore.

We might not be the best team in the league next year but we could have a fascinating roster.

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11 hours ago, Grizzled Vet said:

Not sure how he fits with the rest of the J-Crew.

Seems like De'Anthony is a better fit for DeSpurs who  roll out:

Dejounte
Derrick
Demar
Demarre 
LMA (but maybe they could replace with DeMarcus Cousins)

Also have DeRudy DeGay & Marco DeBelinili & DeLonnie Walker.
 

 

😂 We should look into bringing James Posey out of retirement.

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I watched some of film on YouTube, seems like a good project that will fit well in the GnG Memphis. 

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10 hours ago, tennesseessio said:

He is a young unskilled Avery Bradley.

Yeah, good comparasion, I felt like he remind someone, but could not find who it was.😅 He seems long tought 

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I don't know who good or non-good this guy will be, but the irony is, he was basically one of our draft picks:

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June 22, 2017: Traded by the Memphis Grizzlies (as a future 2018 2nd round draft pick) to the Houston Rockets for Dillon Brooks.

June 21, 2018: Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 2nd round (46th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.

August 31, 2018: Traded by the Houston Rockets with Ryan Anderson to the Phoenix Suns for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.

September 21, 2018: Signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns

Here's an ESPN college preview of him:

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Melton now has a bigger role, I hope we get a 2nd or 3rd option in the pg position, because I dont like Ja and Melton being the only options there.

 

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2 minutes ago, Ja_Rules said:

Melton now has a bigger role, I hope we get a 2nd or 3rd option in the pg position, because I dont like Ja and Melton being the only options there.

 

Shelvin Mack is still a free agent 

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2 minutes ago, Allen said:

Shelvin Mack is still a free agent 

 

Yeah, I mentioned the vet PGs still available, and I'm guessing some of those guys are waiting to see what happens with the Clippers/Lakers/potential ring chasing teams before they settle on Memphis.

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38 minutes ago, GrizzTigerFan said:

I am reporting you to @10SC-2-TOKYO for violating the rules of the forum.

 

No hard feelings tho, right! 

I thought we only agreed to never mention Thabeet?

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4 minutes ago, Allen said:

I thought we only agreed to never mention Thabeet?

there was a new addendum added after this past trade deadline.   I'll let it slide for now but next time i am snitching!! 

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11 minutes ago, GrizzTigerFan said:

there was a new addendum added after this past trade deadline.   I'll let it slide for now but next time i am snitching!! 

Thank you. I’m grateful for your forgiveness 

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1 hour ago, Allen said:

Thank you. I’m grateful for your forgiveness 

As well you should be 

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https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/7/26/8930991/nba-next-pascal-siakam

De’Anthony Melton, G, Memphis Grizzlies

Phoenix went the baptism-by-fire route with Melton, throwing the second-round pick into the starting point guard role on an overmatched team. It went like you’d expect, but there were enough splashes of playmaking on both ends to generate intrigue elsewhere. Although the trade between Memphis and Phoenix also involved a former no. 4 pick in Josh Jackson, Melton could easily become the best player in the deal.

Melton has the vision, unselfishness, and pace to be effective at the point, but he’s a total nonthreat as a shooter off the dribble. The 6-foot-4 guard hit a dreadful 19.1 percent from the field his rookie season, and while it’s not a shot he relies on, it made him an easy “duck under” candidate on ball screens and limited his effectiveness in getting to the rim. Point guards who can’t shoot are a dying breed for a reason.

Melton’s 36 percent on catch-and-shoot 3s, however, could provide a path to playing time on the barren wings in Memphis. With Ja Morant and Tyus Jones comfortably handling lead ball-handler duties, it might be the only way for Melton to see significant time. With no hope of contending this season, new coach Taylor Jenkins should pour minutes into Melton over every other Grizzly wing to see if he can make the transition.

The reason? With a 6-foot-9 wingspan and major anticipation skills off the ball, Melton ranked second in the NBA in deflections as a rookie and had the best steal percentage (3.3 percent) of anyone who played at least 900 minutes last season. The last rookie to post a higher steal percentage (playing a minimum of 900 minutes) than Melton was Rajon Rondo back in 2006-07, and typically, steal percentage correlates well with NBA success. Melton hustles, rebounds out of his area, and will make the right pass more often than not. He plays hard enough to mask some of his warts, especially as a tertiary offensive option, making him a fine spiritual successor to the Grit and Grind wings of the past. There’s potential here.

 

What if Melton is the real solution at SG?  He takes on the Tony Allen role (but with higher playmaking upside).  He guards the difficult 1s and 2s and gives secondary ballhandling.    Word is that FO was more interested in him than Josh Jackson anyway.    Bringing in Tyus makes it more difficult to see him getting PT in the second unit.   

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Are we even grittier than we've been for the last few years. Between Melton, Tyus, both Jackson's, Clarke, Crowder, Kyle, and Bruno (and Howard if he stays considering he's been a DPOY) we have a lot of guys that are considered very good defenders. That plus JV being one of the grittiest players on offense. Ja brings the flash, but the foundation is still grit and grind.

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I like this pick up. Hes going to be a decent possibly back up SG and 3rd string PG. The hustle will love him

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