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  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (right knee contusion) is available to play for the Suns on Thursday.

    Baynes has been out for quite a while and the Suns have been scorching hot without him in the mix, so it's unlikely that they won't fix what isn't broken and will continue using their current rotation of guys. If anything, Baynes could see just limited minutes, if the game goes into garbage time.

    Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Monty Williams informed the media that despite being upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's matchup against the Sixers, Aron Baynes (right knee contusion) and Elie Okobo (right ankle sprain) are unlikely to play as Williams will stay with the same rotation.

    Okobo was unlikely to play regardless as he is very low on the totem pole in the backcourt. Baynes could have seen some minutes off the bench but it appears like the Suns will stick with Deandre Ayton, Dario Šarić, Frank Kaminsky and Cheick Diallo in the frontcourt.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Both Aron Baynes (right knee contusion) and Elie Okobo (right ankle sprain) have both been upgraded from out to questionable ahead of Tuesday's must-win game over the Sixers while Kelly Oubre Jr. (right knee rehab) remains doubtful.

    It is a big step in the right direction for both Baynes and Okobo as they have not had the questionable tag heading into game-day for quite some time. Baynes has an opportunity to see some back-up center minutes as soon as he is ready to go while Okobo will struggle to crack the rotation. Neither make for a good fantasy play right out of the gates and we should get an update prior to the 1:30 PM PST tip-off.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns are sticking with their usual injury report for Monday's game: Kelly Oubre (right knee) is doubtful while Aron Baynes (right knee contusion) and Elie Okobo (right ankle sprain) are out.

    The Suns are certainly missing Oubre and Baynes but you wouldn't know it based on their perfect record in the bubble. The team is playing some inspired ball and there's no reason to rush any of these players back when everything's clicking. If Phoenix can complete the miracle comeback and get into the postseason, Oubre and Baynes would be a big lift, but we wouldn't count on them for production in the final games of the fantasy season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes will miss Saturday's contest with the Heat due to a right knee contusion.

    First, it was conditioning that was keeping Baynes out, but now he will miss a second straight game due to his right knee. Baynes does well when given minutes, but he struggles to stay healthy in even limited minutes, and at this point it's hard to imagine his conditioning recovering enough to return to games before things are all said and done for the Suns. Frank Kaminsky will get a boost while Baynes is out of commission.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes will remain sidelined for Thursday's game, except the Suns are saying he has a right knee contusion rather than the usual "re-conditioning."

    Baynes has been unable to play because he needed to get up to speed again after recovering from COVID-19, so perhaps this is an injury he sustained in the ramp-up efforts. Phoenix has been one of the surprise teams in the bubble so far and getting Baynes back will only make them stronger. Until then, Frank Kaminsky will get the minutes behind Deandre Ayton

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (conditioning) won't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Baynes has yet to play in the bubble after getting to the team late due to COVID-19. The Suns have been playing smaller in his absence, with extra minutes for Dario Saric and Frank Kaminsky. Phoenix is 2-0 in the bubble so far, and as long as they keep their faint playoff hopes alive it leaves the door open for Baynes to return to a regular role eventually.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes has gone through a practice with the Suns on Thursday and has recovered from COVID-19.

    Baynes missed the first few weeks of practices and scrimmages due to COVID-19, but he cleared protocol and has practiced with the team. The Suns play the Wizards tomorrow, but Baynes' status is still up in the air for that game.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (ankle) underwent treatment on Sunday and is being listed as day-to-day, per Kellan Olson.

    Saric appeared to be walking normally on Monday but is being listed as day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's scrimmage. He had been playing well prior to the injury, although the impending return of Aron Baynes could impact his fantasy prospects. Saric is someone to consider late in drafts as a player with top-100 upside.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Shams Charania is reporting that Aron Baynes has been cleared from COVID-19 and is traveling to join the Suns in Orlando on Monday.

    Baynes has returned two consecutive negative tests and will hopefully be joining his teammates shortly. He'll still need to quarantine upon arrival, and may end up missing some of the team's seeding games as he gets into shape, but it's just great to know that he's healthy. Baynes would only hold fantasy appeal if Deandre Ayton sat out of any games, and his presence will also limit the DFS potential for Frank Kaminsky.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo and Jalen Lecque are currently not with the Suns in Orlando for personal reasons and are expected to join their teammates at a later date.

    It is positive news that these two youngsters are not away from the team due to Covid-19 unlike their teammate, Aron Baynes. Okobo was a part of the rotation before the league suspension while Lecque spent most of his rookie campaign in the G League. Neither are recommended in fantasy circles for the league resumption.

    Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes told Shams Charania of the Athletic that he tested positive for Covid-19 and hopes to join the Suns in Orlando after he passes the league's coronavirus protocol.

    Baynes had symptoms as a result of the virus but is now asymptomatic. He has started to increase his workload but has yet to have two negative test results, which is needed in order for him to be allowed to rejoin the league in Orlando. If Baynes has to sit out for the start of the resumption, Dario Šarić, Cheick Diallo and Frank Kaminsky will all see additional minutes while Dario is the player most likely to produce fantasy value.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Duane Rankin of AZ Central reports that Ricky Rubio, Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo and Jalen Lecque did not travel with the rest of the Suns to Orlando and have yet to practice with the team at Disney World.

    The four players have not been seen in any of the Suns' footage from Orlando and have not held any Zoom calls with media. When the Suns shut their facilities it was announced that two players tested positive for COVID-19, and it's unclear if this is the result of more positive tests or something else. At this point they'll miss at least one of Phoenix's scrimmage games, and the longer it takes to get them to Orlando, the more their rest-of-season availability looks doubtful.

    Source: AZ Central

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes thrived during Deandre Ayton's absence at the start of the season, but was just a deep-league option once he returned, pegging his value as a top-190/189 per game player (8-cat/9-cat) overall.

    Baynes' value is tied directly to Ayton's in the end, and he is unlikely to do damage in the bubble as a result. As a starter, Baynes delivered 13.6 PTS, 6.7 REBS, 2.1 ASTS and 1.7 3PTS on .490 shooting from the field and .738 shooting from the line. In comparison off the bench, he only posted 7.1 PTS, 3.6 REBS, 0.6 ASTS and 0.8 3PTS on .448 shooting from the field and .786 shooting from the line. Injuries were an issue at points for Baynes as well, as he missed time with various ailments, including a right hip flexor, left calf strain, and a left hip strain. Baynes will enter free agency with a chance to change the situation but it's hard to imagine him receiving major minutes on many teams, which leaves him as a deep-league play who can make for a nice handcuff.

  • 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.