Phoenix Suns

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  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) saw 13 minutes off the bench on Saturday and was able to muster four points (2-of-3 shooting) and one steal.

    Baynes will need to find his way back to playing time in the mid-20s before we can comfortably recommend an add in deep leagues. Keep him on the wire while he gets his legs back.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges swiped four steals and blocked one shot in a superb effort on defense in Saturday's win over the Wolves, adding eight points, six rebounds and two assists.

    Ever since turning the corner past the midpoint of the season, Bridges has been simply awesome as a 3-and-D guy for the Suns. There's no reason at this point to think that he'll slow down or that the Suns will modify his current role and usage, so ride him until the season winds to a close.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker saw a lot of fives in his stat sheet on Saturday as he recorded 29 points on 9-of-21 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, five treys, one steal and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Booker was aggressive on offense and it paid off in spades, leading to a sweet victory for the boys from AZ. Booker's top-30 pace is something that can still be improved as the season winds down, especially if he begins to crank up the 3s rate once again.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton was near-unstoppable as the Suns scorched the Bulls on Saturday 112-104, dropping 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting with 19 rebounds,

    Ayton powered his way to a dominant showing in the paint, but Thad Young gave him a challenge, forcing a few of Ayton's team-high seven turnovers. Ayton is a lock to finish in the top-15 (per game) in 9-cat this season, so owners can ride him and the Suns' favorable schedule all the way to the bank.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) will play on Saturday without minutes restrictions, as will the rest of the Suns aside from Frank Kaminsky.

    For those keeping track, that's good for Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo and Dario Saric. Everyone played on Friday but there was some concern over whether everyone would be ready for the back-to-back situation. Fire up your Suns as usual.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (left ankle) scored eight points and added five rebounds and three assists in the Suns' road loss to the Raptors on Friday.

    He got double the number of minutes that fellow Suns front court member Aron Baynes got in his return from injury tonight, so that is a good sign. If Saric can continue to receive 20 or so minutes per game, he is likely to maintain value the rest of the way. There's a good shot he is on the waiver wire unless you are in a deeper league and he is worth monitoring.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) played 10 minutes on Friday in his return from injury, scoring five points.

    Nothing on his stat line was notable this evening. Given that Dario Saric also returned tonight from a stint on the shelf and the options the Suns already have in the front court, Baynes' fantasy presence looks to be nonexistent the rest of the way. If Ayton or Saric goes down, however, Baynes would immediately become relevant again.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker had 21 points, eight assists and five rebounds in Friday's losing effort vs. the Raptors.

    He went 8-for-18 from the floor and missed four of his five threes. Maybe Booker was going through a bit of a Three-Point Competition hangover of sorts because he looked a bit rusty. He has been one of the most consistent players in the league this season. Look for him to shake it off tomorrow against a weak Bulls team.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton notched a double-double on Friday vs. the Raptors, putting up 17 points and 10 boards.

    Ayton played 35 minutes in this one which is notable because the Suns were closely monitoring his left ankle prior to Friday's game. He's a top-25 guy over the past two months since returning from suspension so as long as he stays healthy he will remain a must-start player in all formats.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio scored 13 points on 4-of-9 FG and added nine assists and four steals in the Suns' loss to the Raptors on Friday.

    Rubio still did not shoot the ball all that well, but the four steals made this a very usable fantasy game. He has kept his value in the top 80 this season and while his performances are often nothing to write home about, he is still a must-own player.

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric is ready to play on Friday against the Raptors, and his left ankle sprain will not keep him out of the lineup.

    Saric will make his return to the rotation from a seven-game absence, during which Mikal Bridges was able to establish some standard league value with consistency. Saric's place in this roster is limited as a result, but he could work his way back into 14-team value if Bridges or Frank Kaminsky are pushed aside for his benefit. For the time being, just consider Saric a deep league asset.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) will take the floor on Friday against the Raptors.

    With Deandre Ayton also playing Baynes' usefulness has taken a significant hit. He will have deep league appeal as the Suns will want to keep him in the rotation, but his ability to gobble up rebounds or be a key piece on offense will be limited.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton will be able to play through his left ankle soreness on Friday against the Raptors.

    Ayton has looked fantastic this season and as long as he is on the court he will be good for early-round value. Plug him into your lineup with confidence as he was only out for two games due to the left ankle soreness. His improvement in blocks this season has secured a bright fantasy future.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (left ankle sprain) is probable to play on Friday.

    Saric has fallen off the map a bit, dipping in and out of a solid rotation role even before getting hurt. He's been out for the last seven games and his return will have Mikal Bridges fantasy owners sweating pretty good. We'll see if the Suns avoid a value-killing timeshare.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo (left ankle sprain) is probable for Friday's game.

    Okobo was injured in Phoenix's last game before the break but was able to play through it so this is no surprise. He's not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report