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  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson is fully cleared from mononucleosis that he has been battling for the past few weeks.

    Johnson missed the final three games before the league was suspended due to mononucleosis, but will be ready to go when the season starts up again. Johnson was looking at an expanded role with Kelly Oubre Jr. injured, but there is now a chance that Oubre Jr. will be ready a situation to monitor when the season gets ready to resume.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Jared Harper
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns have waived rookie Jared Harper on Saturday.

    Harper was on a two-way deal with the Suns and had been spending his time in the G League. The Suns are stacked at the PG position with the likes of Elie Okobo, Ty Jerome and Jalen Lecque clogging up their rotation behind Ricky Rubio.

    Source: AZ Central

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right patella stress fracture) will be re-evaluated at some point this week.

    Kaminsky was "still a ways away" according to coach Monty Williams on March 3 so the re-evaluation doesn't necessarily mean he's close. Nonetheless, the suspension of the NBA should give him plenty of extra time to heal after missing the previous 32 games so he may be good to go once the season resumes.

    Source: Arizona Republic

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (mononucleosis) should be cleared for action if the season resumes mid-April.

    Johnson missed the Suns' last three games and was scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks as of March 9 so the layoff should give him plenty of time to get back to full health. The rookie lottery pick was a three-point specialist in super-deep leagues, averaging 1.9 triples in 20.3 minutes. He was playing slightly more with Oubre out of the lineup but should be back around 20 minutes if the Suns return to full health.

    Source: Arizona Republic

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. (torn right meniscus) may be back in the lineup if the NBA regular season resumes in mid-April.

    Oubre was scheduled to be re-evaluated after four weeks as of March 3 so if the NBA does resume in mid-April, he may be ready to go after the six-week layoff. In the seven games Oubre has missed with the injury, Dario Saric has stepped into the starting lineup and is averaging 30.3 minutes while Mikal Bridges has been playing a whopping 39.4 minutes per game so they might be scaled back a tad if Oubre does return.

    Source: Arizona Republic

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker said postgame that he hurt his hip area after a hard fall in Tuesday’s game, but he feels alright, especially with three days until the Suns’ next game.

    Phoenix plays with the Mavs in Dallas on Saturday and we should have another update by then. It seems that Booker avoided a major injury so owners should hopefully have him back during the weekend.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes struggled finding the hoop on Tuesday as he shot just 3-of-14 from the field, finishing the game with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Baynes has been a hot add since emerging with tantalizing fantasy value in the wake of Deandre Ayton's left ankle sprain. This has been Baynes' worst game since blowing up, so it could just be a hiccup. Still, his overall value is tied closely to Ayton's absence and will be a drop candidate in shallow leagues once the Suns' regular starter returns to action.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker took a nasty fall late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game and was held out by coach Monty Williams for the remainder with Booker ending the night with a team-high 29 points on 9-of-25 FGs and 9-of-10 FTs.

    Booker being held out was the prudent choice and a smart one as well. There was no need to risk any injury with the Blazers already in full control of the game. Booker added six boards, nine assists and two 3s to his line for the night.

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric had a strong showing in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, recording an unexpected double-double with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting, adding 11 rebounds, four 3s and two assists plus a block.

    Saric has run hot-and-cold with seemingly unpredictable frequency post-ASB. This was obviously one of his better games, but he can just as easily fall off a cliff in his next one, limiting him to being a points-and-threes streamer in most formats.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Ayton has missed the Suns' previous two games (home games on Friday and Sunday against the Blazers and Bucks) and will not be able to make his return on Tuesday night for another clash with the Blazers. He went through shootaround and there was some thought he could see some action tonight but no such luck. Aron Baynes will look to continue his run of great play in Ayton's absence. Ayton himself should be good to go for the Suns' next game on Saturday against the Mavs.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable to return for Tuesday's game against the Blazers.

    Ayton went through shootaround and is hopeful to return for this one, with heavy playoff implications. If Ayton can go, Aron Baynes is going to see a huge dent in value after having a career two-game stretch in Ayton's absence.

    Source: NBA injury Report

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) was a full participant in Tuesday's shootaround and is hopeful to be cleared to play against the Blazers.

    Aron Baynes has had a career-best two-game stretch with Ayton out the past two games but is sure to take a massive hit once Ayton is cleared to return. The Suns and Blazers are fighting to stay alive for the final spot out west, so we would expect to see Ayton active for this one.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson has mononucleosis and will be reevaluated in two weeks.

    Johnson had on of the best performances of his career last Tuesday but is now headed for an extended absence with his illness. Johnson can be dropped in re-draft formats and may resurface as a 3-point streamer if he returns before the fantasy season is over.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (illness) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Johnson had 21 points with five 3-pointers in his last game, but he will miss his third consecutive game with an illness and isn't worth holding in standard leagues if you need to win this week since the Suns only play twice. Johnson could be streamed for threes in a pinch but hasn't shown the ability to hold standard-league value this season.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Ayton has missed the past two games with the injury but is looking close to a return. Aron Baynes will take a big hit when Ayton returns and will lose his short run of standard-league value. The Suns only play twice this week, so it is probably worth streaming a roster spot than holding Baynes with Ayton being listed questionable.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter