Grizzlies G Melton to miss up to eight weeks

Memphis Grizzlies guard De'Anthony Melton will be sidelined for four to eight weeks due to a stress reaction in his back, the team announced Thursday.

Melton was acquired from the Phoenix Suns in the offseason. He averaged 5.0 points, 3.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 50 games (31 starts) for the Suns as a rookie last season.

Memphis also announced that rookie point guard Ja Morant is fully recovered from the arthroscopic knee surgery he underwent in June. Morant was the No. 2 overall choice in the 2019 draft out of Murray State.

The Grizzlies also said that forwards Dillon Brooks (right big toe) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (thigh) are fully recovered from injuries sustained last season. Jackson averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 58 games (56 starts) last season, and Brooks averaged 7.5 points in 18 games.

Forward Kyle Anderson is still recovering from thoracic outlet decompression surgery performed in April but is expected to participate in training camp. Anderson averaged 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 43 games (40 starts) last season.

--Field Level Media