Dio takes a look at how the international class performed in Vegas
October 9, 2019, 1:03 amTy JeromePG, Phoenix Suns
Ty Jerome led the Suns' reserve guards in a win over the Wolves on Tuesday as he dished out four assists and missed just one of his seven shots, good for 12 points in 23 minutes.
The Suns have a ton of backup guards, and the next best after Jerome was Elie Okobo with 13 points (6-of-8 FGs) in 13 minutes. Jevon Carter predictably had three steals in 20 minutes, and Tyler Johnson had nothing but four missed shots and a steal in 15 minutes. Once the starters are playing starters' minutes, it's going to be nearly impossible for any of these reserve players to get enough action to be fantasy considerations.
August 28, 2019, 9:19 amElie OkoboPG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo didn’t make the final cut and will not follow France in China for the upcoming World Cup.
Team France is loaded and Okobo couldn’t beat Frank Ntilikina for one of the last remaining spots on the roster. He should be back to Phoenix soon where he will compete with Ty Jerome for the backup position this season.
July 12, 2019, 9:29 pmElie OkoboPG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo posted 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, three dimes, three 3s and two steals in Friday's 94-64 win over China.
Okobo has played reasonably well in the 2019 Summer League. With one NBA season under his belt, the Frenchman should have a solid footing as the third PG in the Suns' deptch chart behind Ricky Rubio and Tyler Johnson (at times).
July 9, 2019, 9:29 pmElie OkoboPG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo scored 15 points with three treys and one steal on 6-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Okobo added four turnovers, four fouls and zero assists as the starting point guard for the Suns. It was a forgettable performance for 31st pick in the 2018 NBA draft. With Ricky Rubio and Ty Jerome in town now, Okobo is going to be bumped back into a deep-reserve role for the Suns next season.
April 9, 2019, 11:05 pmElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting while adding a rebound, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on Tuesday.
Tonight's game was Okobo at his best in terms of fantasy as a guy who can give you triples and steals when given the opportunity. Okobo had a decent stretch of play in the beginning of December, but couldn't ever break through as he spent time in and out of the G-league. The Suns cycled through him and De'Anthony Melton at point, but settled for Tyler Johnson in the end. He finishes the season outside of the top-250.
April 7, 2019, 11:21 pmElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo drew another start on Sunday night and came away with 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes against the Rockets.
De'Anthony Melton came off the bench and delivered 12 points, four rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes. He remains the preferred pickup of the two given his defensive abilities, but it is nice to see the Suns give both of their young point guards a look here. Okobo figures to start the season's final games but there's no need to give him much thought unless you're starved for assists.
April 4, 2019, 1:35 amElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo started again on Wednesday against the Jazz and scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two threes, one board, two assists and one block over 25 minutes.
It's not enough to really get excited about but things could improve for Okobo with Devin Booker (ankle) possibly out for the rest of the year. Still, Booker logged just eight minutes in this one and De'Anthony Melton (five points, two boards, five assists, one steal, one block, 18 minutes) started the second half – and is arguably the better pickup – so it's a murky situation in the middle of silly season.
April 3, 2019, 9:51 pmElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo will draw the start again on Wednesday against the Jazz.
Okobo started in Phoenix's last game as well, but only played 13 minutes. Jamal Crawford is inexplicably getting a lot of run right now, and figures to continue cutting into Okobo's playing time despite the starting nod.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 12:26 amElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting with a rebound and two triples on Monday,
Okobo drew the start, but played only 13 minutes as Jamal Crawford (30 minutes, 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting with five assists and three 3-pointers) dipped into the fountain of youth tonight. De'Anthony Melton was a DNP-CD and this is a situation you want to avoid like the plague.
March 13, 2019, 2:01 pmElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Rookie PG Elie Okobo was recalled by the Suns on Wednesday.
Okobo, who will provide depth at PG, carries no fantasy value.
Source: Gina Mizell
March 8, 2019, 3:42 pmElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Rookie Elie Okobo has been assigned to the Suns’ G-League squad.
With De’Anthony Melton returning from injury and Tyler Johnson entrenched as the starter, the Suns want Okobo to get more reps with their developmental team. There’s no fantasy relevance here.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
February 3, 2019, 12:07 amElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo set a career-high with 11 assists on Saturday night, also adding nine points, three rebounds and a 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Hawks.
There's not much question about Okobo's ability — only his playing time. He was at 22 and 19 minutes played in each of his last two, and that level of inconsistency is going to make him tough to fully trust in 12-team leagues. Deep-league owners in need of assists can consider him an option but there will be plenty of duds along the way.
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