Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton out 4-8 weeks with back injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 28, 2019 07:05 AM
Grizzlies' De'Anthony Melton out 4-8 weeks with back injury
De'Anthony Melton NBA file photo

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard De’Anthony Melton will miss one to two months with what the team has described as a stress reaction in his back.

The Grizzlies announced Melton’s injury Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in a team release. Grizzlies officials said Melton should return to basketball activities in four to eight weeks.

Melton, who is 6'4", played 50 games for the Phoenix Suns last season and averaged 5 points, 3.2 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 19.7 minutes.

The Grizzlies acquired the 21-year-old Melton along with forward Josh Jackson and two future second-round draft picks over the summer in a trade that sent forward Kyle Korver and guard Jevon Carter to Phoenix.

The Suns later waived Korver, who ended up signing with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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