Player News - Suns

Date: Team: Pos:

Brandon Knight (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

Knight went through a pretty strenuous practice on Saturday and said that he feels like his explosion is back. The Suns desperately need to beat the Thunder to stay alive in the playoff hunt, so there is a good chance that Knight gives it a go. He will likely be a game-time decision again tonight, so his owners will want to check back for an update before activating him in lineups. If Knight is unable to play, Marcus Morris will be the primary beneficiary while Archie Goodwin will see more minutes as well.
Mar 29 - 1:02 PM

Eric Bledsoe made 5-of-20 from the field for 13 points during an 87-81 loss to the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and no turnovers.

The Blazers have been giving up some big lines to point guards, so this was a big ol' letdown for Bledsoe and the Suns. Plus, this loss also dropped Phoenix to 10th in the Western Conference standings and they are now 3.5 games behind OKC for the No. 8 seed. Bledsoe will get Russell Westbrook in a huge game on Sunday.
Mar 28 - 2:28 AM

Gerald Green scored 12 points in 13 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he gave Green some extra run because he needed some shooting in the lineup, but Green looked gassed tonight. He probably didn't help himself much for playing time and Brandon Knight (ankle) should be back soon, so leave him on the wire.
Mar 28 - 2:24 AM

Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again.
Mar 28 - 2:22 AM
Alex Len - C - Suns

Alex Len played 30 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with six points and five boards.

The Suns have dropped the minutes restriction on Len, so he's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Hopefully he doesn't suffer another aggravation to his surgically-repaired ankle.
Mar 28 - 2:20 AM

Marcus Morris scored 19 points in 44 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with 12 boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He's been very busy on the glass with four double-digit board games in his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 boards, 3.6 dimes, 1.4 steals and 1.8 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. Brandon Knight (ankle) was very close to a return yet again tonight, so Marcus will likely be losing playing time in the near future. He's worth owning in standard leagues until Knight can actually make it through a warmup, though.
Mar 28 - 2:18 AM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

He and warming up don't get along. Tonight is the second game in a row in which he warmed up and couldn't play. With Knight out, it'll be Marcus Morris and Archie Goodwin getting most of the playing time.
Mar 27 - 9:44 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) is warming up without a brace for Friday's game against the Blazers.

That's usually a good sign that he'll play, but nothing is official. We should have another update shortly. He is likely to come off the bench and take minutes away from Archie Goodwin and Marcus Morris. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 8:46 PM

Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better and is set to play on Friday night against the Blazers.

He played through a stomach ailment on Wednesday. Bledsoe could have Brandon Knight (ankle) back in the lineup, but he'll still be the top option in the offense. Expect him to have a big game against Damian Lillard.
Mar 27 - 2:05 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

Knight has missed the past seven games, so if he is able to go, he'll likely have his minutes held in check, as his conditioning is likely not where it needs to be. Owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off, but with 13 games being played tonight, Knight is not necessarily a must-start guy in standard leagues. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 2:02 PM

Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said he is hopeful that Brandon Knight (ankle) will be able to return to the lineup for Friday's game vs. Portland.

Knight was running sprints, and played some one-on-one during Thursday's practice, and the Suns are currently listing him as the dreaded game-time decision. Owners will need to check back closer to Friday's tip, but if he is able to go, Marcus Morris' run with the starting unit will more than likely come to an end. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 3:47 PM

Eric Bledsoe (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

Bledsoe was able to play through his illness on Wednesday, and he was simply set home for a rest day today in an effort to have him available for Friday's game vs. Portland. We're going to hold him off the injury report for now, but owners should check back for another update on Bledsoe's status following Friday morning's shootaround.
Mar 26 - 3:19 PM

Markieff Morris scored a team-high 24 points during a 108-99 loss to the Kings on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 9-of-16 from the field.

He made 5-of-6 from the line to make this an eight-category line. Morris has really stepped it up over his last five, averaging 18.2 points, 7.6 boards, 3.2 dimes, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the line. This is the player his fantasy owners drafted.
Mar 26 - 3:18 AM

Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s.
Mar 26 - 3:14 AM

Marcus Morris scored 19 points with three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field against the Kings on Wednesday.

Perhaps he's earned more playing time now that he's playing well, averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys on 48.3 percent from the field in his last five. Brandon Knight could be back soon, so Morris owners might want to start planning for his value to dip.
Mar 26 - 3:08 AM


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