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Tyler Ulis | Guard | #8

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/5/1996
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 160
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (4) / PHO
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Tyler Ulis (back) was not practicing on Thursday, and he is questionable to play on Friday.
He returned from his back injury last week and played just nine minutes. The Suns are still expected to use Devin Booker at the point on occasion, so Ulis may not even be in the rotation because of Elfrid Payton being in town now. Feb 22 - 2:45 PM

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Josh Gray played 31 minutes on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-16 shooting with seven assists, four rebounds and four steals.

Tyler Ulis (back spasms) left early tonight. Devin Booker (hip, ribs) wasn't available. Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is done for the season. The Suns had to turn somewhere, and that turned out to be Gray, a 24-year-old who was called up from the G League last week and found himself at the wrong end of a historically lopsided loss tonight. There is a glaring hole in the Suns' backcourt, but owners should leave Gray on the wire outside of very deep leagues.
Feb 8 - 2:00 AM

Devin Booker (hip) is not expected to play Wednesday against the Spurs.

Booker did say he was feeling better on Tuesday, but with no practice time ahead of Wednesday's game, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to get out there for the second game of this back-to-back set. With Booker unavailable on Tuesday night, Tyler Ulis will draw the start and there will be more shots for guys like T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson and Dragan Bender.
Feb 6 - 3:07 PM

Devin Booker (left hip pointer) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.

"I’m not feeling too good right now," Booker said. "It’s not something that hurts a little bit that I can play through. Right now physically I couldn’t play if I tried to." Booker took a knee to the hip via Cody Zeller on Sunday, and considering he's also dealing with a rib injury, he could be looking at more than a few games on the sidelines. Tyler Ulis will return to the starting lineup with Booker out, with T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson being tasked with the heavy lifting on offense.
Feb 5 - 4:57 PM

Devin Booker (hip) did not practice on Monday and is unlikely to play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

"Right now, I physically couldn't play if I tried to," said Booker. We should get official confirmation on Booker's status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to the sidelines, Tyler Ulis would likely slide back into the starting five with Josh Gray backing him up. Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren would pick up most of Booker's usage, and both those guys would be in play in DFS. Stay tuned.
Feb 5 - 3:35 PM

Devin Booker popped off for 31 points, 10 assists, five 3-pointers, three rebounds and three turnovers in 41 minutes on Sunday, but left the game during the closing seconds with an injury.

Booker got hurt trying to block a shot from Ryan Anderson, taking a hard fall to his left side, and while he tried to play through it he eventually asked out of the game and went back to the locker room early. He was in some obvious discomfort after the game and told Suns' beat reporter Scott Bordow that he's scheduled to undergo X-rays on his left hip/ribs area in Memphis, so for now, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to get out there on Monday night. If Booker sits, Tyler Ulis would likely return to the starting five with T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson seeing an uptick in usage.
Jan 28 - 6:39 PM

Jay Triano said there will be a lineup change for Monday's game in Milwaukee.

Greg Monroe has been collecting DNP-CDs for the better part of a month now, but perhaps he'll be able to get back into the rotation tonight. Triano could also move Devin Booker to the one in order to bring Josh Jackson or Isaiah Canaan into the starting five at the two, which would result in Tyler Ulis heading to the second unit. Check back for another update closer to tip-off.
Jan 22 - 2:59 PM

Isaiah Canaan (groin) posted 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes during Sunday's home loss to the Pacers.

Canaan missed three games with the injury and his return predictably cut into the workload of starting PG Tyler Ulis (24 minutes). If you're looking for a Suns PG to own, Canaan is the better option with top-100 value over the past month.
Jan 14 - 10:31 PM

Isaiah Canaan (groin) and Josh Jackson (hip, groin) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

Canaan will be returning from a three-game absence, and he should slot back into his 20-minute bench role, which will result in fewer minutes for Tyler Ulis. Jackson's return to action could push Danuel House out of the rotation entirely. Canaan was playing pretty well prior to going down, so he could be someone to consider grabbing in deep leagues.
Jan 14 - 6:23 PM

Isaiah Canaan (groin) practiced in full on Saturday.

Canaan nearly played on Friday, so him getting through Saturday's practice without issue is a great sign regarding his status for Sunday's game against the Pacers. We should have another update following Sunday morning's shootaround, but if he is able to get back out there following a three-game absence, he'd cut into Tyler Ulis' minutes.
Jan 13 - 4:05 PM

Josh Jackson (hip, groin) and Isaiah Canaan (groin) practiced on Saturday.

These guys getting through Saturday's practice is an encouraging sign regarding their status for Sunday's game against the Pacers, and we should have another update following Sunday morning's shootaround. If they are able to get back out there tomorrow, Tyler Ulis and Danuel House Jr.'s minutes would take a hit. Stay tuned.
Jan 13 - 4:03 PM

Isaiah Canaan (left adductor strain) practiced on Thursday but remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Houston.

Canaan was expected to miss 7-10 days as of Jan. 7, so he's be well ahead of that timetable if he suits up on Friday. Tyler Ulis has averaged 33.5 minutes over the past two games, but he'll likely be back in the mid-20s once Canaan gets back on the court.
Jan 11 - 3:23 PM

Isaiah Canaan (left adductor strain) will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

"The MRI showed more damage than we thought," said coach Jay Triano. That's a very discouraging quote, but at least his absence is currently being measured in days. Tyler Ulis will be busy in Canaan's absence, Davon Reed could earn some minutes, and Triano said that Devin Booker will "have to" play more point guard. If you've been holding Canaan as a low-end option, this is your cue to cut him in standard leagues.
Jan 7 - 6:27 PM

Isaiah Canaan (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

This will be Canaan's second straight game on the sidelines, which should translate to more minutes for Tyler Ulis. The Suns don't play again until Friday against the Rockets, so perhaps he'll be able to get back out there for that one. As a side note, Phoenix guaranteed Canaan's contract for the rest of the season on Sunday, so he'll finish the 2016-17 season with the Suns.
Jan 7 - 5:40 PM

Isaiah Canaan had 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Canaan did get some attention for his left hamstring tonight, with trainers wrapping it mid-game, but he returned and looked no worse for the wear. He added a pair of 3-pointers without any turnovers and continues to be a more appealing fantasy option than starting PG Tyler Ulis (five points, two assists in 15 minutes).
Jan 4 - 1:52 AM

Isaiah Canaan was quiet in 18 minutes on Sunday, scoring nine points on 4-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal.

Starting PG Tyler Ulis shot 1-of-6 from the field for two points, six assists, four steal and two rebounds in 22 minutes. The Suns' PG spot continues to operate as a timeshare, but Canaan is the better option thanks to stellar FT shooting (96.7% on 3.3 attempts) with solid 3-pointers (1.1), assists (4.4) and steals (1.1).
Jan 1 - 1:16 AM

Isaiah Canaan scored 15 points with nine assists and one steal in 30 minutes off the Suns' bench on Saturday.

The Suns lost for the second time in their past five games, but Canaan once again proved to be a steadying force off the bench. Phoenix effectively chose him over Mike James, whom they cut on Saturday, so his role should be safe going forward -- and if Tyler Ulis (four points in 18 minutes) doesn't pick up his play, Canaan could find himself starting before long.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Isaiah Canaan played 24 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in Thursday's win over the Grizzlies.

Tyler Ulis started at point guard and had five points and three dimes in 24 minutes, Mike James got a DNP-CD, and Canaan stayed relevant, despite a quiet night. Over his last four games, Canaan is averaging 13 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 3-pointers, and while it's impossible to guess if he'll still be relevant a month from now, he's probably worth grabbing to see if he keeping splitting point guard time in Phoenix. We'd rank the Suns point guards as Canaan, Ulis and James for now.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:08:00 AM

Mike James played just 17 minutes off the bench on Tuesday but hit 7-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points and five assists in a loss to the Kings.

Starter Tyler Elis was OK with 10 points, three boards, three assists and a steal, but didn't hit a 3-pointer and needed 32 minutes for his mediocre line. Ulis is still the preferred player to own, but James isn't going away and has played very well in his last two games.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:36:00 AM

Mike James played just 14 minutes and hit 1-of-9 shots for four points, three rebounds and a steal in Thursday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

He celebrated his new contract by going 0-for-4 from downtown and his poor shooting likely contributed to the low minutes. Tyler Ulis, Josh Jackson, Troy Daniels and James are all going to help fill in for Devin Booker (groin), and we'd rank them in that order for ownership right now. But it's an obviously fluid situation, especially given how bad the Suns are.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Devin Booker was spotted leaving the Toronto airport in a wheelchair and with crutches on Tuesday night.

Booker suffered the groin injury during the final minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Raptors and was in some obvious pain before being carried off the court. We still don't have word out of Phoenix on a potential timetable, and the wheelchair and crutches could have just been a precautionary measure, but it's safe to say that the 9-17 Suns will be in no rush to bring Booker back to the court. Josh Jackson and Tyler Ulis look like solid speculative adds here, while Booker owners should just sit tight until we have an official timetable.
Source: TMZ
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 11:20:00 AM

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