Melton overjoyed with new Grizzlies deal

By Drew Hill, Daily Memphian

De’Anthony Melton let out a chuckle as his smile stretched from ear to ear.

The Grizzlies guard had no trouble finding the words to describe the feeling of signing a four-year, $34 million contract.

The third-year, second-round draft pick has bounced around three NBA teams before finally striking a deal that had the potential to change his financial outlook forever.

“Honestly, the feeling was through the roof,” Melton said. “I can’t even go through just one or two, it’s just, I was feeling everything. It’s a breath of fresh air for me and my family, honestly. So, I’m just ready to work and get better. I have the financial stuff settled; I’m good now. I’m just ready to keep getting better. This is everything I’ve worked for.”

But no deal — especially one worth more than $30 million — is complete without the proper celebration. He decided he would rejoice by giving back to his family.

“I got my mom and sisters cars,” Melton said. “That’s not a surprise anymore, because they already know it. But, yeah, that’s definitely the first thing (I bought). They got cars. Now I just have to work on getting my stuff out here to Memphis and establishing my home and everything like that.”

“Mr. Do Something” is thrilled to be back. Despite predictions that other teams would enter the picture with large offer sheets for the restricted free agent, Melton said the choice to stick with the young core of Grizzlies was easy.

Read the full story at The Daily Memphian online HERE