DeAndre Ayton

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  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) will play on Saturday without minutes restrictions, as will the rest of the Suns aside from Frank Kaminsky.

    For those keeping track, that's good for Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo and Dario Saric. Everyone played on Friday but there was some concern over whether everyone would be ready for the back-to-back situation. Fire up your Suns as usual.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton notched a double-double on Friday vs. the Raptors, putting up 17 points and 10 boards.

    Ayton played 35 minutes in this one which is notable because the Suns were closely monitoring his left ankle prior to Friday's game. He's a top-25 guy over the past two months since returning from suspension so as long as he stays healthy he will remain a must-start player in all formats.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton will be able to play through his left ankle soreness on Friday against the Raptors.

    Ayton has looked fantastic this season and as long as he is on the court he will be good for early-round value. Plug him into your lineup with confidence as he was only out for two games due to the left ankle soreness. His improvement in blocks this season has secured a bright fantasy future.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) is probable to play on Friday against the Raptors.

    Ayton should be returning from a two-game absence. He's been dynamite whenever he's been available this season and that shouldn't change going forward. Expect Ayton to deliver early-round lines on a nightly basis.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) practiced on Wednesday and Coach Monty Williams says that he's hopeful Ayton will be able to play on Friday.

    Ayton missed the past two games with an injury but looks ready to return the next game. Ayton is a top-15/30 player in 9/8 cat leagues on the season and should remain in that range the rest of the way. This kills the small amount of value that Cheick Diallo had and he can be left on waiver wires outside of 20-team leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    James Jones said that he expects Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) to be available to play against the Raptors on Friday.

    Ayton missed a few games to close out the first half, but it looks like the second-year big man will be good to go when the Suns return to action. Ayton was putting up top-12/16 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues in the 13 games before going down, and owners have to be ecstatic to get him back in their lineups. Cheick Diallo will revert to a deep reserve role.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) will not play in Friday's Rising Stars challenge.

    Ayton has missed the last two games and there's no reason for him to push it for an event that is fun but ultimately meaningless. Hopefully the lengthy break means he'll be ready to go when the Suns resume their schedule.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Ayton missed Monday's game with the same injury and the Suns will use this as an opportunity to give Ayton extended rest heading into the All-Star break. Ayton has been a top-20 player per game this season and should continue that pace moving forward. Cheick Diallo will start in place for Ayton on Wednesday and Jonah Bolden may make his debut for the Suns after signing a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    The Suns will look to take advantage of the All-Star break and give Ayton extended rest, with an eye towards returning to action against the Raptors on February 21st. Cheick Diallo will likely get another start in Ayton's absence.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) is now listed as out for Monday's game against the Lakers.

    In Ayton's absence look for some small ball lineups and some Cheick Diallo in this game against the Lakers' impressive big men. The Suns are without most of their other fours and fives right now as well.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) was downgraded to doubtful for Monday's game against the Lakers.

    Keep an eye on his game time status, but be prepared to replace him if you can.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    DeAndre Ayton (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Lakers.

    Ayton popped up out of nowhere after posting a massive game on Saturday. If he's forced to sit out look for Aron Baynes to fill in against a big Lakers frontcourt.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton bullied the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 28 points on 13-of-21 shooting to go with 19 boards and three steals in 42 minutes.

    Ayton has posted a 20-point double-double in four of the past five games and is rolling as a first-round player the past two weeks. Ayton is flirting with first-round value per game this season and is a lock to have a top-20 finish down the stretch as long as he's on the court.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton logged 24 minutes in Friday's win, adding 12 points (5-for-8 shooting), six rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

    Ayton did whatever he wanted on Friday, and would've had a much bigger night if he didn't only [lay 24 minutes. Fellow big man Cheick Diallo also had a decent game with 14 points (5-for-5 shooting), eight rebounds and three blocks.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness), Tyler Johnson (right knee soreness) and Dario Šarić (left ankle sprain) have all been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    They join Frank Kaminsky (right patella stress fracture) as players that will not be in uniform on Friday. Baynes had a stretch of standard league relevance during Deandre Ayton's suspension but has lost significant value since Ayton's return. The Suns play next on Saturday vs. the Nuggets but consider them all quite doubtful for that game as well. With all of the injuries the Suns are facing, the main cogs (Ayton, Kelly Oubre Jr., Devin Booker, Ricky Rubio and Mikal Bridges) will carry the load on Friday.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter