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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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Suns waive G Tyler Ulis.
When the Suns drafted Elie Okobo and talked him up as a PG, it almost certainly sealed the fate of Ulis. After an impressive post-break run to end his rookie season in 2016, Ulis didn't improve in his second year. He'll be a free agent next month and could get interest as a third PG. Jun 30 - 3:56 PM

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Devin Booker is upset with the Suns front office over the release of Tyler Ulis, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

Ulis is Booker's best buddy as the two grew as friends at Kentucky. Booker has mentioned that he had a say in taking Tyler Ulis last year, so this is noteworthy from one of the NBA's best reporters. For what it's worth, he had a tweet that said "24hrs in a day" and it was deleted, so take that for whatever it's worth -- it's not much. All this said, Booker is looking at a five-year max extension, so he can't be that upset right?
Jul 1 - 1:11 PM

Elie Okobo has agreed to a four-year, $6 million deal with the Suns.

The Suns just renounced their rights to Elfrid Payton and pushed Tyler Ulis' salary guarantee date back to June 30, which hints they might be toying with the idea of giving major minutes to Okobo his rookie season. If can find a trade partner for Brandon Knight, and they waive Ulis, that would all be great news for Okobo's fantasy outlook.
Jun 24 - 3:51 PM

Marquese Chriss (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

Of course he's not playing. The Suns will enter Tuesday's games with just eight healthy bodies, meaning there will be big minutes for guys like Tyler Ulis, Danuel House, Dragan Bender and Alex Len. Ulis will help you with dimes, House with points and triples, Bender can give you some treys, points, boards and blocks and Len should be good for a double-double.
Apr 10 - 6:12 PM

T.J. Warren (knee) and Troy Daniels (ankle) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

The Suns will be without Warren, Daniels, Devin Booker (hand), Alan Williams (knee), Elfrid Payton (knee), Tyson Chandler (tankfest), Josh Jackson (why not?) and Marquese Chriss (hip) is expected to join those guys on the sidelines, meaning Phoenix will enter Tuesday's game with just eight active bodies. Tyler Ulis, Danuel House and Dragan Bender are all on the radar as potential streamers.
Apr 10 - 4:25 PM

Elfrid Payton (left knee tendinopathy) will not play vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

Tyler Ulis should get a ton of minutes once again, while Shaq Harrison mops up the rest of the minutes at PG tonight. This is Payton's fourth straight DNP and it's looking increasingly likely that Phoenix will just shut him down.
Apr 3 - 8:21 PM

Elfrid Payton (left knee tendinopathy) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Sacramento.

Payton has missed three straight contests. Tyler Ulis has stepped in and stepped up for Elf. Ovr the Suns past four games, Ulis is averaging 17.5 points, 7.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 treys. If Payton is ruled out again on Tuesday, Ulis would draw another start and would be an intriguing streamer or DFS option.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 3 - 9:14 AM

Elfrid Payton (left knee tendinopathy) will not play vs. Golden State on Sunday.

Tyler Ulis should once again be a lock for heavy minutes and fantasy-friendly assists and 3-pointers, so keep him active wherever he's owned. Shaq Harrison is also viable as a steals specialist, and it's uncertain when Payton might get back on the court.
Apr 1 - 7:50 PM

Elfrid Payton (knee) did not participate in shootaround on Friday, but will test his knee in pre-game warmups prior to Phoenix's matchup against the Rockets.

Payton did not play Wednesday vs. the Clippers due to the tendinitis issue in his knee. Tyler Ulis drew the start on Wednesday and finished with 23 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes. Ulis would start at PG again on Friday, and log heavy minutes, if Payton is ruled out.
Mar 30 - 1:46 PM

Devin Booker (hand), T.J. Warren (knee) and Alex Len (ankle) have all been ruled out of Friday's game vs. Houston.

This will be Booker's seventh straight game on the shelf. Troy Daniels, Josh Jackson and Tyler Ulis will continue to soak up additional minutes with Booker out of action.
Mar 30 - 1:31 PM

Shaq Harrison scored a career-high 17 points on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with four rebounds, two assists and four steals.

The 24-year-old rookie has shown glimpses of fantasy potential, particularly as a steals specialist, but has yet to find consistent minutes. Elfrid Payton (knee) is currently day-to-day but if he gets ruled out for future games, Harrison makes for an interesting pickup -- the Suns might also be inclined to sit Payton, who is in the doghouse and heading toward free agency. Tyler Ulis is still the guy to own while Payton is out, of course.
Mar 29 - 12:49 AM

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

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