February 3, 2018, 1:32 am
Dragan Bender hit 5-of-10 shots (including four threes) with nine rebounds, five assists and a block in 28 minutes off the bench in Friday’s blowout loss to the Jazz.
Bender has done this a few times and typically it’s followed up by duds, but he’s going to get center minutes going forward if injury-prone Alex Len (ankle) and Tyson Chandler (old, traffic cone) can’t stay on the floor. It feels like he has two different types of games — engaged and not engaged — and the only way this ends well is if he flips the switch. He’s a mid-level stash as we head into the deadline and could be a must-add player with two more good games. The Suns being so thin helps that along.