Sixers trade Danny Green and No. 23 pick for combo guard
After much speculation, the Sixers ultimately traded their first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Per multiple reports, the Sixers have acquired guard De’Anthony Melton from Memphis for the No. 23 overall pick and Danny Green.
Sources: 76ers moved Danny Green and No. 23 to Memphis as part of trade to acquire De'Anthony Melton.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 24, 2022
Melton, 24, is a former second-round selection who was originally drafted by Sixers president Daryl Morey in Houston. Four years later, Morey gets his guy back.
In 2022, Melton posted career-highs in points per game (10.8) and rebounds per game (4.5). He’s a strong, versatile player who can play both guard positions and defend. Serving as a key reserve for Memphis last season, Melton will bolster a Sixers’ bench unit that has struggled in recent years.
Melton has shot 39% from three on just under five attempts/game over the last two seasons.
This is expected to be the first of many moves this offseason for Philadelphia, who have been rumored to be pursuing PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon amongst others.
De'Anthony Melton 😤— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 29, 2022
21 PTS, 6 REB, 5 3PTS & this nasty dunk in 21 MINS off the bench!
Melton's last 4 games: 21.8 PTS (60% FG), 5.5 3PTS, 4.8 REB in 22.9 MINS #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/oyIbUF1AGA
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