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  • Jevon Carter
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Jevon Carter posted a season-high 20 points (7-for-10 FG, 6-for-8 3PT) on Saturday, mixing in three assists, four boards, a steal and a block in a well-rounded evening.

    Carter played more than 26 minutes off the bench, representing his highest output in Orlando so far. He was on fire from deep in on Saturday, which is a great sign for the Suns, but is almost assuredly an isolated performance. There is no reason to consider Carter for fantasy purposes.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio logged 29 minutes in Friday's win over the Wizards and flirted with a double-double, recording 15 points (3-of-7 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), one rebound, nine dimes, one triple and three steals.

    This is a line we can expect from Rubio over the remaining seeding games. There isn't any serious threat to his minutes at point guard, so as long as he's healthy, count on him stay solid with mid-round value production ROS. Jevon Carter played 25 minutes but was not much of an impact with just seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one trey and one steal to his name.

  • Jevon Carter
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Second-year guard Jevon Carter out of the University of West Virginia played a similar bench role for the Suns in 2019-20 that he occupied for the Grizzlies the previous year.

    Carter ranked 293 in 9-cat and 300 in 8-cat. He has really only served as guard depth in both seasons he has played in the NBA (one for the Grizzlies and one for the Suns). Carter's numbers look similar from one year to the next, but his shooting percentages improved. He shot 40 percent from the floor in 2019-20 as opposed to 30 percent in his rookie campaign. There isn't much room for playing time in Phoenix at the guard position and the Suns were using Carter's name in trade talks throughout the season, most recently in discussions with the Pistons for Luke Kennard. Nothing materialized on that front, but Carter's future is likely with a team other than the Suns.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (illness) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Blazers.

    Cam has seen his minutes and role increase over the last couple of weeks with the injury to Kelly Oubre Jr. (knee). This doesn't seem to be anything significant so expect Johnson to return for the team's next game which is on Sunday. He could sustain value at the end of benches in standard leagues for the rest of the season for teams in need of three-pointers. Dario Šarić, Elie Okobo and Jevon Carter all candidates to see extra minutes on Friday.

    Source: Brendon Kleen on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Suns and Pistons have been discussing a Luke Kennard deal that could include Jevon Carter, Elie Okobo and a first-round pick.

    Since Kennard has been out for a month and a half, this rumored package wouldn't be freeing up any Pistons players, but instead adding a few more guards. And Kennard wouldn't likely have any more opportunity with the crowded wing situation in Phoenix.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo played 26 minutes on Sunday, posting two points, four assists and a steal.

    Okobo only got the work because Ricky Rubio and Ty Jerome were out, and Jevon Carter ended up being the better play anyway. Carter had 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes and is the guy to roll with if Rubio remains out moving forward.

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo drew the start for Ricky Rubio on Tuesday, coming away with three rebounds, three assists and an 0-for-4 shooting line in 22 minutes.

    Rubio is away for the birth of his child and might miss a little more time, but this should be all you need to tell that Okobo is only a dart throw and shouldn't be expected to return more than assists for deep-league GMs. Tyler Johnson had four points on 1-of-7 shooting in 15 minutes while Jevon Carter played only six minutes. Avoid this mess.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Monty Williams said that he expects Ricky Rubio to miss Tuesday's game against the Hawks as he tends to a personal issue, and Elie Okobo would likely take his place in the starting unit.

    The good news is that Rubio's absence is not injury-related, and he will be ready as soon as he is back with the team. It's unclear how long he will be out, but it doesn't seem like a major issue. In addition to Okobo, there will be more minutes to go around for Jevon Carter and Tyler Johnson and Mikal Bridges, while Devin Booker takes on more playmaking responsibility.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (illness) is doubtful to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Although the Suns have lost five straight games, Rubio has been racking up the assists lately, averaging 11.5 over his last 10 games. It is unclear who benefits the most if Rubio sits with Ellie Okobo, Ty Jerome and Jevon Carter all playing similar minutes lately. Tyler Johnson who picked up a DNP after coming back from injury last game, may also get back into the rotation.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio had a rough one on Tuesday night, going 2-of-12 from the field and finishing with four points, five rebounds and eight assists in 24 minutes.

    The Suns got blotted out tonight so most players had issues, but Rubio had more struggles than most. Jevon Carter had nine points and a steal in 24 minutes, Elie Okobo had 10 points, four dimes and two steals in 24 minutes and Ty Jerome had 10 points, three assists and two swipes in 19 minutes. They all figure to return to irrelevance when Devin Booker returns. Expect better from Rubio next time out.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (hip soreness) will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Johnson is one of three guards missing tonight. It's a good thing the Suns have far too many guards as it is. Look for Mikal Bridges to take up some slack in addition to some combination of Elie Okobo, Jevon Carter and Ty Jerome.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (left hand) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Magic.

    Rubio must have picked up the injury sometime during Monday's come-from-behind victory over the Hornets. If Rubio can't go, Tyler Johnson may get the start with Jevon Carter seeing extra minutes behind him.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Rubio has been struggling with this back issue since missing Monday's game. With Rubio inactive, Tyler Johnson will start in his place. Devin Booker will be a primary ball handler and we'll see some extra run out of Jevon Carter.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, according to head coach Monty Williams.

    Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. It sounds like Rubio will warm-up and decide if he is ready to go. Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo will likely see additional minutes if Rubio is forced to sit out. Booker will take over some of the ball-handling and had 8 assists on Tuesday.

    Source: Bob Young on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio is doubtful to face the Pelicans on Thursday due to back spasms.

    Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. He has been a tremendous addition to this roster this season, running the offense with great success. Expect Tyler Johnson, Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo to see additional minutes for as long as Rubio is forced to sit out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter