Player News - Suns

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Kelly Oubre scored 18 points (3-of-15 FGs, 11-of-13 FTs) with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

Oubre could not buy a bucket in this one, but made up for it by making a career-high 11 free throws. Prior to this game, he had been struggling from the stripe, shooting just 58.3% over the previous five games. After a bit of a lull, he's averaging 20.0 points with 6.2 boards, 1.8 steals and 1.8 triples over his past five games. The opportunity is there for Oubre to post top-100 value the rest of the way.
Jan 17 - 11:50 PM

Mikal Bridges made 5-of-8 shots for 15 points with five rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

Bridges scored in double figures for the first time in six games. He's not asked to do much offensively, with most of his contributions coming on the defensive side of the ball at this stage of his career. To that end, he's putting up 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks per game over his last 15. Those numbers are a big reason why Bridges is posting top-60 value in 9-cat leagues over the last month.
Jan 17 - 11:41 PM

Elie Okobo scored eight points with one rebound, two steals and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes against Toronto on Thursday.

Okobo saw time for the fourth straight game with Jamal Crawford (knee) out. There's a good chance the rookie sees more action as the season goes on with the Suns far from contention, but he's not on the fantasy radar until that happens.
Jan 17 - 11:34 PM

T.J. Warren shot just 5-of-16 for 11 points on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Raptors.

Warren has failed to reach the 20-point mark in three consecutive games now, which matches his longest such streak of the season. The shots are still there, he's just been very inefficient, shooting 39.0% over his past five games. Warren will look to snap his streak against the struggling Hornets on Saturday.
Jan 17 - 11:28 PM

Deandre Ayton double-doubled against the Raptors on Thursday, scoring 15 points (6-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with 17 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 35 minutes.

Ayton grabbed at least 17 rebounds for the fifth time so far this season. He hasn't been as good of late, posting late-sixth round value over the last two weeks, but he's still comfortably holding top-25 value in 9-category leagues on the season. The number one overall pick is averaging 14.8 points, 11.0 boards and 1.6 blocks over his last five outings. Peaks and valleys are natural for rookies, but Ayton's peaks are higher than most.
Jan 17 - 11:23 PM

Devin Booker led the Suns with 30 points (10-of-21 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), adding two rebounds, eight assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

Booker looked much better in his second game back after returning from a three-game absence last time out. He struggled and scored just eight points on Tuesday, but rebounded with his ninth 30-point game of the season in this one. Booker continues to put up career-best assist numbers on a nightly basis, in addition to his already very good scoring numbers. Hopefully he can stay healthy down the stretch.
Jan 17 - 11:14 PM

Josh Jackson was ejected in the fourth quarter for two technical fouls on Thursday.

He was upset that the refs called him for a foul on Chris Boucher, and the refs threw him out for that. It was a pretty bad foul on his part, but he likely won't be suspended for this one. Jackson finished with seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes. He'll be trending down now that Devin Booker is back, so he may not be worth a hold in shallower leagues.
Jan 17 - 9:36 PM

Jamal Crawford (sore left knee) will not play vs. the Raptors on Thursday.

The 38-year-old veteran will miss his third straight game, and it's unclear when he might return. With Phoenix sitting on an 11-34 record, easily worst in the Western Conference, they're not about to rush Crawford back.
Jan 17 - 4:56 PM

Jamal Crawford (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday against the Raptors.

The Suns have some depth with Devin Booker back in action, so it's possible Crawford may not be in the rotation anyway. Coach Igor Kokoskov has said he wants to play De'Anthony Melton and Elie Okobo more, as well.
Jan 16 - 5:46 PM
Quincy Acy - F/C - Suns

Quincy Acy is signing a second 10-day deal with the Suns, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

He was still in the rotation last night even with Devin Booker back in action. Acy is basically playing right behind T.J. Warren, who logs heavy minutes at the four for the Suns. Acy is only worth a look in ridiculously deep leagues.
Jan 16 - 5:32 PM

Kelly Oubre had 16 points in 24 minutes vs. the Pacers on Tuesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one triple.

He gave the Suns an instant jolt off the bench and was one of the few bright spots for them tonight. Oubre has played well in four straight games and that includes two 26-point efforts, but over the past month he's barely clinging onto late-round value in standard leagues. Feel free to ride him while he's hot, but expect some volatile production with Devin Booker (back) healthy again.
Jan 15 - 9:44 PM

The Suns were blown out in a 131-97 loss to Indiana on Tuesday in Devin Booker's (back) return as he finished with just eight points on 4-of-12 shots.

Maybe it was just rust, or maybe he's still not 100 percent (the fact that he didn't have restrictions means it was likely the former). Booker missed all four attempts from deep, but did add five assists and five rebounds in 27 minutes. Booker has already missed 13 games this season with a variety of ailments, and that could spell trouble for his fantasy owners later on this season with the Suns expected to go all in for a top pick.
Jan 15 - 9:33 PM

De'Anthony Melton notched just three points in 22 minutes vs. the Pacers on Tuesday, but added eight assists, four boards, two blocks, one steal and one triple.

Devin Booker (back) returned tonight and based on the sample size we have so far this season, Melton's upside is very limited on the offensive end with Booker soaking up so much usage (31%). Melton's steal rate leads the NBA and he can rack up dimes and blocks, so he can still carve out some value as a specialist for certain builds.
Jan 15 - 9:31 PM

Josh Jackson returned to a reserve role on Tuesday vs. the Pacers, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, one block, one triple and five turnovers in 19 minutes.

Devin Booker and his 31% usage rate was back in action, so Jackson's window for fantasy value in standard leagues just shut again. Prior to Tuesday, Jackson was averaging a mere 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.6 blocks, 0.8 triples and 1.8 turnovers as a reserve. Just keep an eye on him, especially if you roster Booker.
Jan 15 - 9:30 PM

Jamal Crawford (sore left knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.

This will be the third straight game on the shelf for Crawford, although he's sat out each game for different reasons. The first was for rest, the second was due to personal reasons, and now he's sidelined due to a knee injury. Crawford should be left on waivers. Fortunately, the Suns get Devin Booker (back spasms) back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Jan 15 - 11:19 AM

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