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  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky was back in action in Thursday's scrimmage game, getting 19 minutes and producing eight points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal.

    Kaminsky has been sidelined since suffering a right patella stress fracture in January, so it's good to see him back at full strength. He offers a stretch-five skill set and will try to make a case for more playing time while Aron Baynes is away from the team after testing positive for COVID-19. Don't expect Frank the Tank to maintain fantasy value, though he could be a DFS option if the Suns rest their regulars should they fall out of playoff contention early in the resumption schedule.

  • 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

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky's change of scenery resulted in the same deep-league fantasy output in Phoenix, where he averaged 11.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 3-pointers.

    Kaminsky does not need major minutes to produce numbers, but he's never been a plus player in terms of NBA victories, and that makes his role marginal for fantasy purposes. He was out with a right patella stress fracture for the final 33 games before the coronavirus shut down the league, but Kaminsky is fully recovered at this point, and he always has his moments when teammates are injured. He ended the year as a top-247/245 per-game player (8-cat/9-cat).

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right patella stress fracture) is "through the healing process," per GM James Jones, but has yet to resume on-court work.

    Court access has proven to be a problem for the entire NBA at this point, especially those players who are trying to recover from injuries. While Kaminsky was set to be re-evaluated in mid-March, the team described him as still being far from a return. While he's certainly closer to getting back on the floor, there are no guarantees that he'd be ready to play if/when the season resumes.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right patella stress fracture) will be re-evaluated at some point this week.

    Kaminsky was "still a ways away" according to coach Monty Williams on March 3 so the re-evaluation doesn't necessarily mean he's close. Nonetheless, the suspension of the NBA should give him plenty of extra time to heal after missing the previous 32 games so he may be good to go once the season resumes.

    Source: Arizona Republic

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Monty Williams said on Tuesday that Frank Kaminsky (knee) is "still a ways away" from returning to game action.

    With Kelly Oubre Jr. (knee) looking likely to miss the remainder of the season, there will be additional minutes available for Kaminsky when he is able to return. Dario Saric, Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson will continue to see ample minutes in the meantime.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • 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

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (ankle), Aron Baynes (hip), Frank Kaminsky (knee), Cam Johnson (quad), Tyler Johnson knee() and Ty Jerome (calf) are all being listed out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Saric was been ruled out through Thursday over the weekend, and Mikal Bridges has taken his spot in the starting lineup. Bridges has been a top 45/55 value in 9/8 cat leagues over the past month and he deserves a spot on all rosters for his diverse skill set.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right patella stress fracture) is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in four weeks.

    Kaminsky has been on the injury report for a couple weeks with knee soreness and has missed the last three games so it's very likely this stems from that. Although he has played 22.4 minutes per game on the season, his playing was expected to drastically decrease anyway with Deandre Ayton back. There should be no fantasy implications here as Cheick Diallo will likely replace him as the third string center in the meantime with Aron Baynes maybe getting a slight additional boost as well.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky will sit out Friday's tilt with the Knicks due to his sore right knee.

    Friday will make for Kaminsky's third straight game on the sidelines. His minutes have been cut with the return of Deandre Ayton and he is just a deep-league play at this point in time.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky is officially doubtful to take on the Knicks on Friday as he nurses a sore right knee.

    Even if Kaminsky was healthy, he wouldn't see enough minutes to be fantasy relevant as he is third on the depth chart behind Aron Baynes and Deandre Ayton.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky is out of Wednesday's tilt vs. the Lakers with a sore right knee.

    Deandre Ayton is now healthy and playing again, so there was not much reason to have interest in Kaminsky at the moment. Aron Baynes will get the bulk of the backup center minutes tonight.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right knee soreness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    With the other Suns' big men available, Kaminsky can't be trusted in a standard league.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right knee soreness) is being listed as probable for Monday's game versus the Blazers.

    Kaminsky has taken a back seat once Aron Baynes returned. Kaminsky deserves to be left on waivers barring an injury to Baynes and Ayton at the same time.

    Source: Duane Rankin on twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky (right knee soreness) logged seven minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

    Kaminsky hasn't been able to take advantage of injuries ahead of him and has no fantasy value.