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  • 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.

  • 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) 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

  • 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

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes thrived once again, this time on Sunday against the Bucks, accounting for 24 points (8-of-16 FG, 4-of-5 FT), seven rebounds, four 3-pointers and one block.

    Deandre Ayton remains day-to-day for the Suns who next play on Tuesday, which means we have one more opportunity in the near future to cash in on Baynes as the starting center for the Suns. After that, the Suns don't play until Saturday, and it is likely that Ayton is back in action by then. These last two games serve as an excellent reminder to stream Baynes when he is getting major minutes. Dario Saric also succeeded in this one, going for 11 points, five rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal in 26 minutes. Saric's path is a bit more promising long-term as Kelly Oubre (knee) is most likely done for the season, and Saric should still have a decent role in the rotation when Ayton returns. Feel free to roster him in standard leagues if you don't mind the thin schedule he has next week.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes exploded for a career-high 37 points (12-for-23 FG, 9-for-14 3PT), 16 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's 127-117 win over the Blazers.

    Baynes ran wild with Deandre Ayton out due to injury and put up career-highs in points and triples as he totally eviscerated Hassan Whiteside who was completely ineffective defending Baynes on the perimeter. Congratulations if you streamed Baynes tonight because he probably won't have many performances like that in his career again, especially once Ayton returns.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton will miss Friday's contest against the Blazers due to his left ankle sprain.

    With Ayton out the Suns will turn to Aron Baynes and Dario Saric on Friday. It does sound like Ayton is making a quick recovery so its possible he is ready to play on Sunday against the Bucks. In the meantime, Baynes and Saric should make for decent streaming options.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) is officially listed as doubtful ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Blazers.

    Ayton went through non-contact practice on Thursday and appears to be a ways away from a return. However, the fact that he has not already been ruled out is encouraging. Aron Baynes should have ample opportunity while Ayton is sidelined and has streaming appeal in standard leagues. Continue to monitor for updates as Ayton will have hurdles to clear in practice before returning to the court.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) was seen in a walking boot and is unlikely to play on Friday.

    The Suns are waiting for his MRI results. Ayton was injured during Tuesday's contest and Aron Baynes should fill in while he is absent. He has posted averages of 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks so far.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) left Tuesday's game with an ankle injury in the process of fouling out late in the fourth quarter vs. the Raptors.

    Ayton was seen using crutches to get from the training room to his locker after the game, so there's a good chance he misses some time. The Suns don't take the floor again until Friday vs. the Blazers, but Ayton should be considered questionable at best until there is further information on the severity of his ankle injury. Aron Baynes sees to benefit the most in the event of an Ayton absence.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes failed to make much of an impact in his 11 minutes on Saturday with just six points, four rebounds and one 3-pointer to his name.

    Baynes is not much to look at right now and will need to get back to 100 percent health and for Deandre Ayton to miss time in order to make some noise on the fantasy radar. Until then, he can be left on the wire.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (rib contusion) is probable against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Baynes has been playing with a hip issue for the past month and a half and it appears this rib injury is something new but the probable tag suggests he will play. If Deandre Ayton (questionable – hip soreness) is ruled out, then Baynes would likely start and be a popular play in DFS with Cheick Diallo and Dario Saric also getting some minutes at center.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (hip soreness) is questionable against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Ayton is putting up top-20 standard league value this season with production across the board minus the three-point shooting. Fantasy owners may be a little worried as this is a new injury and the playoffs are around the corner. Another update is sure to follow with Aron Baynes the likely candidate to replace Ayton in the starting lineup if he is held out.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) took a step in the right direction on Monday as he put up nine points (4-of-10 shooting), eight rebounds, one 3-pointer and one assist.

    Baynes is slowly ramping up his production as he gets his legs back, but while Deandre Ayton is healthy, it's rough to consider him outside of 20-team leagues.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) is available to play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Baynes has played fewer than 13 minutes in each of his two games back from injury. He's not worth consideration right now, but based on his early-season production, he's worth watching in case his minutes climb above 20 again.

    Source: NBA.com