The Grizzlies aren't expected to include Melton on their Las Vegas Summer League roster while he contends with a minor back injury, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
One of four players involved in the July 3 trade between the Grizzlies and Suns, Melton is eligible to play in Las Vegas now that the deal has been processed by the NBA. However, due to Melton's lack of recent on-court activity on account of the back issue, he'll likely have to wait until training camp to show off his skill set to his new team. Assuming Melton is back to full strength for camp, he should be given every opportunity to compete for a spot in coach Taylor Jenkins' backcourt rotation.
Melton will not be available for Saturday's summer league game against the Pacers, David Cobb of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Melton's trade to the Grizzlies has yet to be officially processed by the NBA. As a result, he can't suit up for Memphis' summer league squad.
Melton -- along with Josh Jackson and two second-round picks -- has been dealt to the Grizzlies for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Melton started 31 games for the struggling Suns last season, seeing 19.7 minutes per contest. He's shown strong upside as a defender and some decent passing ability. It's possible he sees similar run behind Ja Morant, though it could depend on if Delon Wright returns to the team.