De’Anthony Melton mentioned as most impactful addition for Sixers

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When it comes to the Philadelphia 76ers and the offseason additions they made, the focus is on PJ Tucker and Danuel House Jr. who are both expected to play a big role in the team’s success.

However, there is another addition the team made on draft night that seems to be under the radar a bit.

Philadelphia acquired De’Anthony Melton from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the No. 23 pick and veteran Danny Green. Melton is expected to provide some 3-and-D abilities to Philadelphia off their bench and stabilize the second unit behind what is expected a strong starting lineup.

ESPN put together their 5-on-5 segment to discuss the offseason and the topic of the most impactful offseason addition was discussed and Jamal Collier picked Melton:

De’Anthony Melton to the Philadelphia 76ers. Melton fit nicely with the Memphis Grizzlies, playing next to Morant and filling in while Morant was injured. He’s exactly the kind of player Philly needs after losing Seth Curry at the trade deadline. He’s a good 3-point shooter, solid defender, quick and going to fit well with the rest of the team.

Melton averaged 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 37.4% from deep off the bench for the Grizzlies in the 2021-22 season. He was a big piece of their success and Philadelphia is hoping he can bring that production to the City of Brotherly Love.

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