Player News - Suns

Date: Team: Pos:

Brandon Knight showed up on the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist" on Saturday.

As far as we can tell, there was nothing on Knight before or after the game on Knight's status from the team or the people covering the team right now. Knight was out for the same ailment back on Jan. 3, so take that for what it's worth. Obviously Knight won't be playing much with the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, so he will need a trade or an injury to the starters to have value.
Jan 15 - 1:42 PM

Devin Booker matched his career-high 39 points in a thrilling 108-105 win over the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

Apparently he likes to play in Mexico with another 39-point game coming on Thursday. It's also worth mentioning this game was played in altitude at over 7,000 feet above sea level and Booker also had a 35-pointer in Denver last season, so apparently he likes the thinner air. Booker will take his red-hot game back to Phoenix in a bad matchup against the Jazz. His owners have to be loving this after a rough start.
Jan 14 - 10:19 PM

Tyson Chandler scored eight points with 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

That's five straight games with at least 15 boards, which is the longest streak since at least 1983-84. Chandler is clearly going to get minutes because his coach loves him as the backbone of their defense, so he's worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 14 - 10:12 PM

T.J. Warren scored 12 points with one rebound, two steals and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

It's been a bumpy ride for Warren and it stings even more in fantasy because he's so scoring dependent. Even with this solid game, his averages over his last five aren't pretty with 9.2 points, 2.2 boards, 1.0 assists and 0.2 treys. He's really just a low-end guy for now.
Jan 14 - 10:10 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored six points with five rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He did get the business from Kawhi Leonard for most of this game, but Tucker came up big late to get the big win. He'll have some low-end value while the Suns are technically in playoff contention, but he's only a guy on deep-league radars.
Jan 14 - 10:03 PM

Dragan Bender scored six points in 21 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday, adding six rebounds, five fouls and two 3-pointers.

He played well and he did benefit from Marquese Chriss getting into foul trouble. Bender has fallen behind Chriss for the most part with those two splitting the power forward minutes. Plus, coach Earl Watson uses two-SF lineups a bunch in certain matchups. He's more of a stash.
Jan 14 - 10:00 PM

Marquese Chriss played 15 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

As is usually the case with Chriss, foul trouble cost him. Chriss was playing well in his previous four games with three of those resulting in 12-plus points. He's likely to start trending up and has upside, so feel free to add him if you're sick of a player struggling at the end of your bench. He'll be a bumpy ride of course.
Jan 14 - 9:57 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len scored seven points with three rebounds and one block in 10 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday.

Len was listed as questionable heading into this game, but ended up playing. He is now averaging 13.8 minutes, 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game in January. He has displayed his upside in some instances this season, but the lack of playing time has kept his ceiling capped.
Jan 13 - 1:09 AM

Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday.

Bledsoe attempted just four shots which tied his season-low. He has had a strong January, averaging 24 points, 7.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and two steals per game prior to tonight’s contest. He has a tough task on Saturday against the Spurs, so fantasy owners should temper their expectations for him in that contest.
Jan 13 - 12:59 AM

Tyson Chandler scored 14 points with 19 rebounds and one block in Thursday’s 108-133 loss to the Mavericks.

Chandler is now tied with Shawn Marion for the longest streak by a Sun with 15+ boards in four straight games. He also set the records for rebounds in a regular-season game in Mexico. He is averaging 18 rebounds in his last four games and has a double-double in consecutive games. Chandler be can considered a strong value DFS play so long as his price remains cheap.
Jan 13 - 12:51 AM

Devin Booker hit 14-of-19 shots for 39 points with three assists, one rebound, one steal and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Thursday against the Mavericks.

Booker was unconscious in the fourth quarter, scoring 28 points in the quarter. He also matched his career-high 39 points and now holds the record for most points scored in a regular-season game in Mexico. This was his sixth 30-points game of the season and his 12th career. Booker has played at least 33 minutes in seven consecutive games and remains a focal point of the Suns offense. He has made at least one 3-pointer in seven straight games.
Jan 13 - 12:45 AM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len checked in on Thursday night in the first quarter.

Never trust the game notes. After being listed as questionable, Len should be fine.
Jan 12 - 10:32 PM
Alex Len - F/C - Suns

Alex Len (right hip contusion) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Thursday against the Mavs.

This is a weird one. Len had a right hip contusion last month and has looked fine since. If for some reason he can't play, Alan Williams could be in the rotation tonight.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 12 - 3:05 PM

T.J. Warren scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes on Sunday against the Cavs.

It was a solid outing for Warren, who had scored fewer than 10 points in four of his previous five games. Since returning from a head injury on Dec. 17, his minutes have been inconsistent and so has his production. That being said, he remains a hold in standard leagues.
Jan 8 - 11:42 PM

Devin Booker scored 28 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 45 minutes on Sunday against the Cavs.

Booker continues to shoot the ball well, hitting 12-of-24 shots in tonight’s game. He has scored at least 20 points in three consecutive games and in four of his last five. The 45 minutes tied his season-high and it is worth noting he’s had at least one 3-pointer in six consecutive games.
Jan 8 - 11:31 PM


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