C.J. Miles is expected to start and Glenn Robinson will come off the bench on Friday against the Grizzlies.
Coach Nate McMillan said this move is contingent on Thaddeus Young (wrist) starting. Young is probable, so Miles should be in the first unit today. His value shouldn't change too much in the starting lineup as a 3-point specialist.
General manager Ryan McDonough thinks Marquese Chriss "will get a lot of opportunity" for the rest of the season.
The GM said the Suns were going with more of a half youth movement to this point, but now things will be geared more towards the young guys going forward. In February, the Suns rolled with P.J. Tucker and T.J. Warren together for 124 minutes in those nine games, so that piece of the pie in the rotation is up for grabs with Chriss as the favorite to soak up most of those. He should trend up with more consistency going forward.
General manager Ryan McDonough said Derrick Jones Jr. could get minutes the rest of the way.
He didn't sound as confident about Airplane Mode getting more minutes like he did with Tyler Ulis, Alex Len and Alan Williams. Jones Jr. finished second in the dunk contest, but the UNLV product has some work to do as a contributor.
General manager Ryan McDonough said Alan Williams "will play a little bit more" the rest of the season.
Williams is going to be a restricted free agent this summer, so the Suns want to get a look at him to help their decision on his contract for next season. Big Sauce has been a terrific rebounder in limited minutes, but he likely won't see much run while Tyson Chandler and Alex Len are out of the lineup. Expect Chandler to get some days off, though.
Kevin Love (knee) said on Friday his knee scope was "very minor."
"I don't know what the [plan is] as far as other guys resting or me resting going forward, but I imagine between J.R. [Smith] and myself, we'll get out there and get our wind and be ready to go for whenever [the playoffs start] in April," Love said. He is expected to miss almost all of March and he'll be seeing plenty of maintenance days upon his return. Channing Frye should have some value for owners needing treys.
General manager Ryan McDonough expects Alex Len to take on a bigger role the rest of the way.
Tyson Chandler also hinted that the younger guys are going to play more. Len has not been very good lately, averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game. Len should be looking at minutes in the 20s going forward, so he's still an attractive stash for owners needing a big man. He'll need to play better and keep his fouls down, though.
Coach Scott Brooks said Bojan Bogdanovic will be a "big-time" shooter off the bench for the Wizards.
Brooks said they like his size, how he cuts and how he cuts off pin-downs. Still, it's all about the shooting for Bogie. On the season, he's made 39.4 percent on catch-and-shoot treys compared to 28.4 percent on pull-ups. Bogdanovic is not going to have much value in most leagues.
Skal Labissiere will stay with the Kings and will not play for the Reno Big Horns on Friday.
In other words, he's earned a rotation spot with the Kings and should see minutes on Saturday. Labissiere turned in a gem with a career-high 12 points on Thursday, including some solid effort on the defensive end. Considering Anthony Tolliver is likely his biggest roadblock, we should see Labissiere get closer to 20 minutes against the Hornets.