Phoenix Suns

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  • Ray Spalding - F - Phoenix Suns

    The Suns are expected to sign Ray Spalding to a 10-day contract.

    Spalding was the 56th pick in last summer's draft but only appeared in one NBA game this season with the Mavs. He was waived at the trade deadline with Dallas taking on one more player than they sent away, and will look to make an impression in a crowded Phoenix rotation. His college numbers (12.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.7 blocks in 27.7 minutes per game) make him a name to file away in deep dynasty leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre dropped a team-high 28 points in Wednesday's loss, going 10-of-16 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line.

    Oubre had a fairly hollow line with five rebounds and two assists but fantasy owners will take the scoring on a night where nothing else went right for Phoenix. He's locked into must-start value.

  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton finished Wednesday's loss with 20 points and eight rebounds while going 9-of-15 from the field.

    Nothing special here, but that qualifies as a win on a night where most of the Suns were junk. Richaun Holmes only went 1-for-7 from the field, which takes the shine off his four boards and two blocks, while Devin Booker scored only 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting. There's no need to worry about these three.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson played through a sprained right ankle on Wednesday night and struggled, scoring three points on 1-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three.

    Johnson will remain worth holding in 12-team leagues as long as the starting job is his. De'Anthony Melton seems likely to return after the All-Star break, which will complicate things, but if you've been holding onto Johnson through his slow start in Phoenix there's no harm in seeing how the rotation shakes out when they come back from the break.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Foul trouble kept Josh Jackson to just 15 minutes on Wednesday night, and he only posted eight points, an assist and a steal.

    Jackson also managed to commit five turnovers, somehow. He remains someone to roll with while T.J. Warren is out but is better suited for points leagues and punt builds. Mikal Bridges also battled the whistle and had four fouls in 27 minutes. He remains a must-own player.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sprained right ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Johnson had just been promoted to a starting job, so this is a tough break. He'll have a chance at top-150 numbers assuming the Suns keep playing him minutes around the 30 mark, but fantasy owners should check out alternatives for tomorrow just in case. Elie Okobo figures to start if Johnson can't go.


  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will miss Wednesday's game but was able to go through practice on Tuesday.

    Igor Kokoskov says that Melton will need to improve his conditioning, but it sounds as though he could be ready right out of the All-Star break. The Tyler Johnson addition complicates the backcourt but Melton has a nice stat set and should still play enough to be worth your time in deeper leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    T.J. Warren (right ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers.

    It'll be the ninth consecutive absence for Warren, who last played on January 22. He was upgraded to questionable briefly on February 7 but is back to being ruled out a day ahead of time. A return out of the All-Star break isn't out of the question since it would fit with his given 2-to-3 week timetable, so hopefully the Suns have something positive to report by the start of next week.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton (sprained right ankle) will not play on Wednesday against the Clippers.

    Melton was expected to be out through the All-Star break so this isn't surprising. His ability to rack up steals had us intrigued for the stretch run but the acquisition of Tyler Johnson likely keeps Melton stuck in the deep-league ranks. Tomorrow will be his ninth straight absence but hopefully he can return out of the break.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson drew his first start for the Suns on Sunday against the Kings but only delivered nine points, five boards, three assists, a steal and a triple in 32 minutes.

    Johnson only hit 3-of-12 shots and didn’t make it to the free throw line. He’ll do better and is in line for a top-150 finish, after being right around the top-180 all season. Johnson was a top-100 value two seasons ago so he has upside to do more based on how he’s used.

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes is in a dry spell in steals and blocks, with none in the last four games, and finished Sunday’s game vs. the Kings with 10 points, nine boards and an assist.

    Holmes combined for 11 counters in the three games leading up to his current drought. He should be able to get this turned around after the All-Star break.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson delivered on Sunday against the Kings with 18 points, five boards, three blocks, two triples and an assist.

    The three blocks were one off a career-best mark for Jackson. His value is intact while T.J. Warren remains out but he’ll struggle a bit more once the Suns get healthy. That said, the Suns seem to always have someone banged up and Jackson has proven his positional versatility.

  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton logged 32 minutes on Sunday against the Kings with 16 points, nine boards and a block.

    Ayton would usually be in the conversation for a Rookie of the Year award given his production as a top-40 player but it seems like the media and coaches have already awarded that to Luka Doncic who is ranked 50th on the season. Bigs have it hard for awards outside of Defensive Player of the Year. The Suns are playing poorly, so continue to enjoy Ayton's production and consider trying to slide in a buy-low offer if someone cares about accolades more than production.

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker returned from a two-game absence on Sunday against the Kings in a 104-117 loss, playing through a collision where he banged his left knee to score 27 points with eight boards, six assists, and three triples.

    It was good to see Booker play through the collision as owners are starting to get used to getting burned by Booker’s partially-played games. The Suns have lost 14 straight games so expect Booker to try his hardest to end the streak over the Suns’ one-game week.

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker banged knees in the third quarter on Sunday against the Kings but did not go to the locker room and was able to start the fourth quarter.

    Booker was spotted on the bench with a knee brace on, and is now back in the game to start the fourth quarter. He’s up to 18 points on the night and still going.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter