Lonzo Ball is out for a while, Justin Holiday finally logged some meaningful minutes in Memphis (but only barely produced), and Phoenix is suddenly without a center! (01-21-19) SUBSCRIBE on iTunes Follow @DanBesbris on Twitter Editor's…
January 21, 2019, 1:53 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton (ankle) is questionable vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.
Ayton is listed as day-to-day with this ankle injury so that's good news but with Richaun Holmes (foot) also out the Suns are hurting at center. Dragan Bender played 30 minutes in his last outing and has likely earned some more playing time so he'll be getting more usage with Holmes and Ayton out.
Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter
January 20, 2019, 1:04 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup vs. the Wolves.
This could be the first of a couple missed games for Ayton with this ankle injury. We still don't know the exact severity of it so there isn't an exact timetable but the Suns don't usually rush their players back. With Ayton out, usually Richaun Holmes would be a must-start guy but considering the fact that he's also out, the Suns are very low on big men. Look for Quincy Acy and maybe even Dragan Bender to get some more playing time.
Source: Kyle Ratke on Twitter
January 19, 2019, 7:15 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) will not return to Saturday's game.
It is unclear how severe the ankle injury is, but we could be looking at a few missed games for the rookie. Fellow center Richaun Holmes (foot) is also out and won't return, so the Suns could all of a sudden be very shorthanded at center.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
January 17, 2019, 10:30 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton put a nice game together in Thursday's last-second loss to the Raptors, hitting 6-of-8 from the field for 15 points to go with 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
The knock on Ayton has been his defense, and while the on-court stuff remains problematic he's increased his fantasy stats have been trending upwards of late. He has at least one block in all but one game this month, and at least one steal in all but two. Ayton's currently a top-30 fantasy player thanks to his rebounding and scoring on elite percentages, but he may still have a few spots to go if he keeps on racking up steals and blocks.
January 12, 2019, 11:56 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton was able to post 22 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in Saturday's upset win.
Ayton went 9-of-18 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line in 30 minutes, and his solid game didn't affect Richaun Holmes at all. Holmes dropped 14 points and seven boards in 18 minutes while going 6-of-9 from the field. He remains a must-own player even as a backup and Ayton continues to roll along with an impressive rookie season. Already a top-30 player, one wonders what he could be if he got more than 1.0 blocks a night.
January 6, 2019, 11:07 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton dropped 19 points with nine rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting in 31 minutes as the Hornets beat the Suns on Sunday.
Although he is being overshadowed by Luka Doncic, he is having a great rookie season with averages of 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds on 60.6 percent shooting. He is putting up top-30 value on the season and is as impressive as everyone thought he would be coming into the season.
January 5, 2019, 12:25 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton had a lackluster showing against the Clippers on Friday, tallying just four points, five rebounds, three assists and one block in 27 minutes.
The Suns were on the backfoot from the first quarter and could not find a way to play well or at least competitively. As a result of Ayton's off night, Richaun Holmes rallied with a superb fantasy line that featured 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, adding four rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks in 21 minutes.
January 3, 2019, 12:10 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton put up 18 points with 11 rebounds in 34 minutes as the Suns were not able to complete the comeback against the Sixers on Wednesday.
He got demolished by Joel Embiid in this matchup, but he still managed a double-double on 8-of-12 shooting. He has been a top-30 player this season is a great fantasy duo with Devin Booker who is just outside the top-30. Ayton has played well as of late and should have ample opportunities to put up huge numbers as the Suns do not have much to play for this season.
December 30, 2018, 12:50 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton scored a career-high 33 points on 16-of-20 shooting with 14 rebounds and four steals in the Suns' 122-118 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday.
Richaun Holmes gets a lot of pub around here, mostly because he's a bad ass, but Ayton has had every bit the breakout fantasy season that folks predicted. He's a top 25-35 play (9/8 cat) and though Holmes is cutting into his workload, the duo continues to pull for each other and they're as good a center combo as there is in the league.
December 26, 2018, 9:59 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton helped protect the Suns' rim on Wednesday and recorded three blocks in his second straight game while adding eight points, 12 rebounds and three assists.
Finally. After a long lull, the rookie has become more active and productive on the defensive end of the floor. Known more for his .599 shooting from the field this season, Ayton is on the rise again with 1.4 blocks per game over his last five. Richaun Holmes was, as usual, quietly productive in 19 minutes with eight points, four rebounds, one steal and two blocks of his own.
December 23, 2018, 8:41 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton has been heating up lately and added a big double-double performance to his run in Sunday's loss to the Nets, featuring 26 points on 13-of-16 shooting with 18 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.
Ayton is trending up again thanks to his hard work on the glass (15.6 RPG) and his solid .671 shooting from the field over his last five games. He was more than a double-double machine tonight thanks to those juicy defensive cash counters. If he keeps this up, he'll return to top-30 value in no time.
December 20, 2018, 12:03 amDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton dominated the Celtics on Wednesday night, scoring 23 points and corralling 18 rebounds while going 10-of-14 from the field.
Aron Baynes got hurt just two minutes in and Ayton was able to feast for the rest of the night. The boards tied a career-high and Ayton snagged eight of them off the offensive glass — that's something to watch for any team facing the Celtics over the next couple weeks. Richaun Holmes added six points, five rebounds and a block in 16 minutes off the bench and should still be owned in 12-team leagues.
December 17, 2018, 9:56 pmDeandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Monday with 21 points and 13 rebounds to go with an assist.
Ayton went 8-for-14 from the field and made most of his jumpers tonight which helped support his dominance inside the paint to round out another nice line for the big man out of Arizona. Tonight marks the third game in a row that he's played less than 30 minutes and it's also the third win in a row for the Suns. This isn't a death knell for his value as he can be efficient in limited minutes, but it definitely lowers his fantasy ceiling.
Neil Rochlani breaks down the games from Sunday. Ayton double doubles in another game as the Suns continue to compete on the road. Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant have the biggest nights. A Rodions alert…