Phoenix Suns

Fantasy Blurbs

  • Tyler Ulis - G - Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors have signed Tyler Ulis to an Exhibit 10 deal according to Anthony Slater at The Althletic.

    ESPN’s Marc J. Spears also reported that Ulis chose the Warriors over the Rockets and the Kings. Ulis will get to join the team for training camp and the Exhibit 10 deal offers a little more protection from the Warriors’ end, but it’s hard to see how Ulis will fit in their plans. If he sticks, he won’t have any fantasy value barring an injury, and if he ends up getting waived we’ll have to see if he signs with the Dubbs’ G-League squad or pursues other opportunities.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • DeAnthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns have signed newly obtained De’Anthony Melton to a two-year, $2.3 million rookie deal.

    The Suns obtained Melton from the Rockets for Ryan Anderson and Brandon Knight earlier this summer so this signing was always going to happen at some point. With Devin Booker (hand) probably out to start the season and not a whole lot of options to start at point guard, Melton could be a nice surprise. We’ll have to see what the preseason brings.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Tyler Ulis - G - Phoenix Suns

    Free agent Tyler Ulis would reportedly like to play for the Cavs.

    There appears to be interest from the Cleveland side of things as well, as they just had him in for a workout. Ulis was surprisingly waived by the Suns, who cast him aside last year after he put together a solid 2016-17 campaign. He might have to settle for a camp invite at this point but any team with a need at point guard should be considering taking a look.

    Source: Amico Hoops

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker underwent right hand surgery on Monday and is expected to miss six weeks of action.

    It means Booker will miss training camp and the preseason. The regular season kicks off on October 16, so it’s possible that Booker misses the first week of action unless he beats his recovery timetable. Not to mention the ‘ramp-up’ games he’ll need to get back into shape considering he’s missing camp. The Suns aren’t too deep in the backcourt so they could turn to two-PG looks or backups Troy Daniels and De’Anthony Melton while Booker is sidelined. This should push Booker’s ADP down a bit but you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for updates between now and opening night. If he does miss some regular season time you can spread his hefty usage across the rest of the Suns roster.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    The Suns will have a clearer idea of Devin Booker's timeline for recovery after his right hand surgery on Monday.

    It was previously reported that Booker was expected to be ready for the regular season opener but would miss the start of training camp. While that timeline seems realistic, there may be more to the story than meets the eye right now. Booker was primed for a top-20 campaign but may be hampered a bit as this is his shooting hand.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker will undergo right hand surgery and is likely to miss the start of training camp according to 98.7 FM Arizona Sports Station's John Gambadoro.

    Gambadoro is reliable and this relates to the same hand injury that cost Booker the last 12 games of this past season. We'll have to hear more about a timetable before adjusting the Suns' projections, and because it's his shooting hand we'll want to learn about a clean bill of health before projecting him at 100 percent.

    Source: Arizona Sports

  • Tyler Ulis - G - Phoenix Suns

    The Cavaliers worked out multiple free agents Wednesday including Tyler Ulis, JaKarr Sampson, Alan Williams and Marcus Georges-Hunt.

    There is actually some talent in this group, especially for early September workouts. The Cavs need to fill out their roster for training camp, but that is likely all that comes from these workouts. Even if a player gets more than an Exhibit 10 deal they will not carry fantasy value during drafts.

    Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

  • Phoenix Suns - Team - Phoenix Suns

    Woj reported that the Phoenix Suns have interviewed former Hornets head coach Steve Clifford and Spurs assistant James Borrego.

    That makes two more in a seemingly never-ending line of prospective coaches for the Suns. They might wait until after May 15 to make their final decision as they'll find out what pick they'll get in this year's draft. At least the Suns are finally attempting to mimic a real NBA team (unlike the Grizzlies who just started their own multi-year TTP by signing J.B. Bickerstaff to a three-year deal).

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jason Kidd - Team - Phoenix Suns

    Jason Kidd and Vinny Del Negro are the latest names in the Suns’ ongoing search for a new head coach.

    Other candidates who reportedly have had interviews, either in person or by phone, include interim coach Jay Triano, David Fizdale, Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov, Steve Clifford, Frank Vogel, Kevin McHale, David Blatt and Spurs’ assistant James Borrego. The long list is consistent with what General Manager Ryan McDonough said back in March when he promised he would conduct a "wide-ranging search" that would include an initial round of interviews before two or three candidates receive second, more in-depth interviews. It's uncertain at this point whom the Suns will bring back for second interviews.

    Source: Arizona Republic