Stew: No P.J. = More T.J.

Stew: No P.J. = More T.J.
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T.J. Warren scored 17 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

With P.J. Tucker's defense, rebounding and hustle in Toronto, Warren's runaway is finally clear for takeoff. He still had some defensive goofs in this game, but his only backup is Derrick Jones Jr. right now. Warren is worth owning in all standard leagues again.
Feb 25 - 12:35 AM

Tyler Ulis scored six points with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 13 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

He was the first guard off the bench and looks like he'll be staying in the rotation. After the game, coach Earl Watson talked about how the second unit took care of the ball and said Ulis did "a great job controlling the second unit." The Suns figure to get a look at Ulis the rest of the way, so he's on the radar in very deep leagues. He could be a difference maker very late in the season if the Suns opt to rest Eric Bledsoe.
Feb 25 - 12:33 AM

Derrick Favors scored 19 points on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting in Friday's 109-95 win over the Bucks.

We were hoping that Favors would look rejuvenated after the break and tonight should be very encouraging for his fantasy owners. He played 26 minutes and added seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks, so hopefully this a sign of good things to come. The Jazz had "light conversations" with teams about Favors at the deadline, so he has a lot to prove to the franchise the rest of the season -- he will hit free agency during the summer of 2018.
Feb 25 - 12:31 AM

Alan Williams scored a career-high 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 15 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

Coach Earl Watson loved what he saw out of Williams and called his effort "amazing" in the limited minutes. General manager Ryan McDonough said he wants to take a look at Williams before he becomes a restricted free agent, so there should be more games like this one on the horizon. Still, Tyson Chandler probably won't rest in every game, so Big Sauce is only an add in very deep leagues.
Feb 25 - 12:29 AM

Derrick Jones Jr. played a career-high 14 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with six points, two rebounds and two assists.

Based on some comments earlier today, the Suns are apparently going to take a look at Airplane Mode, who had two fantastic dunks for his only field goals. Jones Jr. is not exactly an offensive threat, so leave him on the wire just about everywhere. Although, we love the highlights and the video of his best dunk tonight is in the link below.
Source: NBA
Feb 25 - 12:26 AM

Jared Dudley played 20 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with three points, one rebound and one assist.

He was Marquese Chriss' backup tonight and that may continue until Dragan Bender (ankle) can return. The Suns are hoping Bender can return next month, so Dudley's low upside could only last for a couple weeks. Most owners should be able to do better.
Feb 25 - 12:21 AM

Tyus Jones scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

He played 13 minutes next to Ricky Rubio and 11 minutes next to Kris Dunn, so it's encouraging that the Wolves may use more two-PG lineups going forward. Jones fell one point shy of his career-high and hit a career-high three triples in the win, so put him on your radar if you're in a deeper league.
Feb 25 - 12:21 AM

Tyson Chandler was a DNP-CD on Friday against the Bulls.

On Arizona Sports radio today, general manager Ryan McDonough hinted that the team talked to Chandler to make sure it was OK that his role would diminish with the youth movement. McDonough called Chandler "phenomenal" about accepting the change, and added they would've considered trading him if Chandler wasn't OK with that. He probably won't rest every game, but there's no doubt this won't be the last time he is out of the lineup going forward. He's a drop candidate due to the incoming DNPs.
Feb 25 - 12:18 AM
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