Phoenix Suns

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  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker (hamstring) has been ruled out of Thursday's game.

    No surprise here, as Booker has yet to return to practice. De'Anthony Melton is trying to lock down the point guard job while Booker is out, and if he does and Booker plays more shooting guard going forward it'll affect Troy Daniels, Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges and Jamal Crawford. The Suns are versatile enough that one change affects multiple players, but there isn't a ton of standard-league value here beyond the obvious names. Melton's the most intriguing pickup.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    T.J. Warren scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and one trey in Tuesday's road loss to the Spurs.

    Warren did his damage in 25 minutes as he continues to get right following an ankle injury. He's a must-own player in standard leagues and his life might be getting easier with Trevor Ariza heavily on the trade block.

  • Mikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges started and logged 32 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, one turnover and no other stats.

    Bridges stays in his lane while guys like Josh Jackson (2-of-14 FGs) chuck up prayers and the results are inconsistent right now. Over the season he has brought back top-160 9-cat value in just 20.5 mpg with a 15.1 percent usage rate, and with Trevor Ariza heading out and the Suns hopefully trending toward using their good players the math is in his favor. We'd recommend holding through at least the expected Ariza deal to see how things morph in Phoenix.

  • Trevor Ariza - F - Phoenix Suns

    Trevor Ariza did not play in Tuesday's game because it was the second half of a back-to-back according to Igor Kokoskov.

    Ariza is all over the trade rumor mill and Kevin O'Connor of the Ringer reported on a podcast that several league executives have told him that Ariza to the Lakers is basically a done deal, and Ariza getting traded seems to be a foregone conclusion. The takeaway here is that Ariza will have to wedge his low-usage fantasy game into a new location and it's probably worth holding on to see how it goes.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson hit just 2-of-14 shots (including a three) in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, finishing with seven points to go with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and four turnovers in a 35-minute start for Trevor Ariza (rest).

    Jackson is brutalizing the Suns' offense and nobody in Phoenix has shown the ability to stop him. He's hands off outside of points leagues that ignore efficiency.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and five turnovers in a 33-minute start on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Melton is taking charge of the point guard position and yes, Devin Booker's return will take back a bunch of usage, as well as kill the flow of the offense. Still, Melton has shown enough potential to be considered a must-own player in 12-team, 8-cat standard leagues, if only because Booker hasn't been healthy and starting point guards with productive stat sets don't grow on trees. If the team can get him minutes next to Richaun Holmes that could also help him stay productive.

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes scored eight points on 2-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 17 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Hoop Ball's own Richaun Holmes continues to outplay Deandre Ayton (12 points, 11 boards, four assists, two blocks, 31 minutes), though their games are totally different and the Suns aren't going to go away from their No. 1 overall pick anytime soon. Still, Holmes will push him for minutes and as a top-60 value in 9-cat leagues over the last two weeks, he shouldn't be sitting on any wires in 12-team standard leagues. He'll be a late-round value at 18 mpg and that's his floor going forward, with plenty of talent to earn his way into more after that.

  • Troy Daniels - G - Phoenix Suns

    Troy Daniels suffered a shot to the face for the second straight game on Tuesday against the Spurs and did not return after 17 minutes of action.

    Daniels' absence would clear up some minutes and take a mini-chucker off the floor but beyond that there isn't much fantasy impact here.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    The Suns are starting De'Anthony Melton, Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren and DeAndre Ayton on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Jackson replaces Ariza, who has been the center of NBA trade rumors in recent days. Jackson has been on fire lately, though not worthy of standard league consideration just yet. The youth movement is in full force in Phoenix.

    Source: Phoenix Suns on Twitter

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker (hamstring) will not play on Tuesday.

    Booker still doesn't have a confirmed timeline, but all we've heard is that the Suns will make sure he's 100 percent before returning to the court. Troy Daniels, Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton will all see more run in the interim. Booker remains a hold, so don't get too frustrated.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo - G - Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo was sent to the G-League on Tuesday.

    Okobo has struggled this season and needs more time in the G-League. De'Anthony Melton looks like the PG to own in Phoenix for now until Devin Booker returns from injury. Melton should get plenty of run all year long though with the Suns in tank mode. However, he could also fall victim to what is happening to Okobo, so he is a speculative add. Jawun Evans should get into the rotation tonight.

    Source: Phoenix Suns on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton continued his solid play on Monday against the Clippers with 13 points, eight assists, four boards and two steals.

    Melton is with a look in 12-team leagues if you need guard help and should be picked up in 14-team leagues as the Suns haven't nailed down a starting five all season due to injury. Melton will likely return to the bench when Devin Booker is healthy but we've seen the Suns make fast and furious changes to their starters this season.

  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton played 28 minutes in Monday’s 119-123 loss to the Clippers, finishing with 20 points, 12 boards, three assists and three swats.

    Ayton is a top-50 value on the season but has been outside the top-100 over the last two weeks as the Suns have constantly been blown out. Feel free to make a buy-low offer on Ayton as he could be a top-30 contributor by year’s end if the Suns figure out how to stay competitive in games.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson continued his hot play on Monday against the Clippers with 18 points, a career-best eight assists, four boards, two triples, a block and a steal.

    Jackson had started the last five games with T.J. Warren out but returned to the bench tonight. That didn't hold him back as Warren was ejected and Jackson still logged 31 minutes in the overtime match. The 18 points tied his season-high but Jackson is still only a flier in 16-team leagues.

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes scored a season-high 19 points with seven boards, three blocks, a steal and two assists on Monday against the Clippers.

    Holmes ended up fouling out at the start of overtime and was seeing time over Deandre Ayton due to his ability to cover Danilo Gallinari or Tobias Harris as the Clippers closed out the game without a pivot. Holmes is carving out a role for himself but some of the opportunity came as T.J. Warren was ejected early in the game. He’s a fringe 12-team option at this point based on what you’re looking for.