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[2018 2nd round #46] De'Anthony Melton, G, USC

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Jun 21, 2018.

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Do you like the selection of De'Anthony Melton?

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  1. J.R.

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    assets...
     
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    Cleveland likes Melton I see.
     
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    Shout out to @Nook who put this out there before even Feigen had it
     
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    Welcome, Dean Thony Melton!
     
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    Meh.
     
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    key to a championship formula
     
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    Huh, ok, D league to find a shot.

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    I like this guy he can bring defense and make our elite defense even more suffocating for the Warriors to score on.
     
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    I have GROWN TO HATE DEANTHONY MELTON!!!
     
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    Can he shoot the 3?
     
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    We finally got Mel Anthony!
     
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    Was caught up in a FBI corruption charge. Hey, The Warriors won thanks to corruption so he looks like he may be our missing piece! Another A+ draft by Morey!
     
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    https://www.si.com/nba/2018/06/18/d...outing-report-highlights-strengths-mock-draft

    De’Anthony Melton, G, USC | Sophomore

    Height: 6'3" | Weight: 190 | DOB: 5/28/98 (19)

    Stats (2016–17): 8.3 PPG, 3.5 APG, 1.9 SPG

    De'Anthony Melton wound up sitting out his entire sophomore season as USC investigated his eligibility after his inclusion in the FBI’s report detailing corruption in college basketball (a close family friend was linked to the bribery scandal). He ended up withdrawing in February to prepare for the draft. With all that in the rearview, Melton and his strong freshman season remain of significant interest to NBA teams.

    Strengths

    • High-energy player and athlete. Likes to play in transition, where he has a solid playmaking feel. Great foot speed getting up and down the floor.

    • Rangy defender with a good sense of anticipation. Averaged 2.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per-36 as a freshman. Measured with a 6’8” wingspan. Can defend either guard position given his length. Makes plays on the ball.

    • Makes good decisions as a pick-and-roll passer (1.079 points per possession). May have some untapped ability to initiate offense.

    • Shooting form leaves some room for optimism.

    Weaknesses

    • Shot just 28.4% from three as a freshman and made just 28% of all jumpers (though he shot 70% from the foul line). Attempted more than three three-pointers in just five of 36 games.

    • Offensive efficiency was just average. Can finish easy baskets but lacks a degree of polish. May struggle to consistently generate good looks for himself.

    • Decent feel for passing (1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio) but not a pure point guard. Spent most of his time playing off of Jordan McLaughlin. May need to be paired with a more offensive-minded backcourt partner to maximize his strengths.

    Comparison: Iman Shumpert

    Despite sitting out a year, Melton has a number of positive traits that profile into a defensive-oriented backcourt role and plenty of room to build on his freshman season.

     
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