Player News - Suns

Date: Team: Pos:

The Suns have reportedly fired head coach Earl Watson.

The Suns have gotten off to a dreadful start this season, with two 40-plus point losses in three games, and someone had to take the blame for those horrible losses. In the meantime, associate head coach Jay Triano should step up as the interim head coach, and it would make sense to see guys like Marquese Chriss and Alex Len to become a larger part of the rotation, putting both those guys on the radar as a speculative add in 12-team formats.
Oct 22 - 5:55 PM

Eric Bledsoe tweeted on Sunday afternoon, "I don't wanna be here."

The Suns opened up the 2016-17 season with three horrendous blowouts, and Bledsoe obviously has not been thrilled with the early results. The 27-year-old guard doesn't make much sense on the rebuilding Suns' team, but him seemingly publicly requesting a trade on Twitter isn't exactly the best way to handle things. Suns owner Robert Sarver is reportedly going to meet with head coach Earl Watson today, and Bledsoe will assuredly be a part of that conversation. Bledsoe isn't in a great spot for fantasy value in Phoenix, so a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing here.
Oct 22 - 5:21 PM

Eric Bledsoe made 1-of-4 from the field for four points during a 130-88 loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

Only 79 games until we don't have to talk about this team anymore. Kidding aside, this team is one of the biggest messes in quite some time with not one, but two losses of at least 42 points in just three games. After the game coach Earl Watson said "the pace needs to be pushed," which makes no sense. The Suns have a 109.4 pace in three games, which shatters the 2016-17 Nets' NBA-high 103.6. The Suns are so bad that Bledsoe is losing fantasy value because of so much garbage time, but his owners shouldn't sell low after this one. Maybe they trade him, too.
Oct 22 - 2:07 AM

Devin Booker scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He did not look 100 percent in this game. Booker took a bad fall on Friday and he couldn't make much of an impact on either end. Hopefully, getting Sunday off can help him healthy enough for Monday against the Kings. Hey, he had a game winner for the Suns against the Kings last year, maybe they won't lose by 40 in that game.
Oct 22 - 1:58 AM

Tyler Ulis scored two points with one turnover in eight minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He did play in garbage time, but let's talk some positives. Ulis was able to improve his team-low -55.6 net rating that he had coming into today. It's -54.6 now.
Oct 22 - 1:55 AM

Mike James scored 10 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He seems like the only guy who even cares on this team right now. James is worth a look in deep leagues just because this team needs changes.
Oct 22 - 1:51 AM

Dragan Bender scored three points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He's actually played well so far, but the stats are not there. The Suns are a complete mess, so why not try to see what Bender can do? Plus, he would get more run if Marquese Chriss has to miss time. Bender is only worth adding if you have dead weight.
Oct 22 - 1:47 AM

Marquese Chriss rolled his right ankle with seven minutes left in the third quarter on Saturday and did not return.

He may have stepped on Blake Griffin's foot and hobbled over to the Suns' bench. Chriss was in some discomfort as the training staff was looking at him, but we don't have any other details. Chriss was actually playing somewhat well before this injury, scoring seven points with one rebound, two steals and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes. His fantasy owners should hang on until we get more info. If he has to miss time, Dragan Bender would be looking at more minutes against the Kings on Monday.
Oct 22 - 1:45 AM

Mike James (shoulder) is expected to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He leapfrogged Tyler Ulis last night and leads the Suns in net rating, so he's probably going to be in the rotation again tonight. Fantasy owners in deep leagues can keep an eye on him and he is a decent DFS punt tonight.
Oct 21 - 9:11 PM

Coach Earl Watson said Devin Booker (back, hip) will play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He was questionable in the game notes, so Booker had a good chance to play based off that. He played through his injury yesterday and looked fine, so there's little reason to think he will be limited tonight.
Oct 21 - 9:09 PM

Mike James (right shoulder contusion) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday against the Clippers.

Again, this is off the game notes. It's slightly unfortunate that he's on the injury report because James could've been a really sneaky DFS punt. Unlike how we saw Devin Booker get hurt, we didn't really notice James in pain, so maybe he can go. If you want to use him in a punt for game that figures to be high scoring, he makes sense in DFS tournaments.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 21 - 5:38 PM

Devin Booker (hip, back) listed as questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

This is off the game notes, but it makes sense to see him on the injury report. Brook Lopez fouled Booker on Friday and sent him to the ground. Plus, Booker had treatment on his back in the fourth quarter before he finished the game. If he can't go, Eric Bledsoe would be very busy along with the other wings. Troy Daniels would see minutes while Mike James also benefits, assuming he can play. We do have to warn you one more time that making decisions purely off the game notes is not a wise move.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 21 - 5:23 PM

Devin Booker scored 25 points during a 132-130 loss to the Lakers on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He also had a really hard fall in the first half and was down for about two minutes. Booker stayed in the game, but he had some treatment on his back in the second half. He did close this game out and looked fine, but this will be something to watch for on Saturday against the Clippers -- the Suns won't shootaround, too. The Suns struggling so much on defense should lead to Booker taking a ton of treys and he was very close to his first triple-double with his added responsibilities, so his upside is sky high on a given night.
Oct 21 - 2:48 AM

Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 3- minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

He's making up for lost time at the end of last season with his 31.0 usage rate to start the year. Bledsoe was on the injury report for an ankle injury today, but he posted a "Ha!" on Twitter regarding his status. While the defensive effort clearly isn't there, Bledsoe is playing at a 115.2 pace and he's been fairly efficient. If he's active, he has a chance to post big stat lines.
Oct 21 - 2:45 AM

T.J. Warren scored 24 points with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

The bad news is he missed free throws at the end of the game to get the Suns to 0-2. The good news is Warren was Phoenix's best player and he's doing more than just scoring. The Suns really need to make some changes to their rotation and it actually makes a lot of sense to bring him off the bench, but Warren should be owned in all standard leagues.
Oct 21 - 2:36 AM


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