April 9, 2019, 11:05 pmElie Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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 Okobo - G - 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.
January 30, 2019, 1:21 amElie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo started and scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and one trey in 19 minutes on Tuesday against the Spurs.
De'Anthony Melton will be out through the All Star break but unlike Melton, Okobo hasn't been able to do anything in the shadow of Devin Booker. He can be watched from the wire in most formats.
January 28, 2019, 12:06 amElie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo started at point guard on Sunday night but only posted four points, two rebounds, three assists and a block in 22 minutes.
This role seems safe with De'Anthony Melton (right ankle sprain) likely out through the All-Star break, but unfortunately Okobo doesn't have the same per-minute appeal that Melton does. His stat set just won't support standard-league value, and outside of guard-needy teams in leagues with 16 teams or more it's fairly safe to steer clear.
January 25, 2019, 7:49 pmElie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns
Rookie Elie Okobo will start on Friday in place of De’Anthony Melton (right ankle sprain).
Elie hasn’t done much despite his talent as Devin Booker plays de facto point guard and seeing as Okobo isn’t yet a great spot-up shooter, his opportunities are somewhat limited as long as Booker is playing. Thus, he isn’t the best option for an add.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
January 24, 2019, 11:54 pmElie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, an assist and a steal on Thursday.
Okobo got some extended run thanks to De'Anthon Melton exiting the game early with an ankle injury. He's got some deeper league appeal as a guy who can drain triples with some dimes mixed in, but the Suns have a lot of things working against him for him to be a standard league option.
January 3, 2019, 12:35 amElie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo put up nine points, three 3-pointers, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers.
Okobo's deep shooting helped the Suns carve a 30-point deficit to a much more manageable margin, and it's the type of performance that might earn him more work going forward. He had recently been relegated to the G-League but is now back and working as De'Anthony Melton's backup. Melon delivered 10-3-3 with two steals, a block and a triple in 23 minutes tonight. He's obviously the preferred fantasy play.