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  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. will remain in concussion protocol on Saturday versus the Celtics.

    That will be Oubre's second game missed as he recovers from the incident. He was on fire before the concussion, and consider this a small window to attempt a buy-low offer to Oubre's owner if they need immediate production. Cam Johnson (quad bruise) is questionable for Saturday as well, leaving plenty of minutes for Mikal Bridges potentially, although Bridges is never one to seize an opportunity and take advantage of extra minutes.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges didn't make a big impact on Thursday as he started over Kelly Oubre Jr., finishing with just seven points, five rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Bridges didn't rack up any defensive counters and turned the ball over four times, which really hurt his overall line, despite 35 minutes of action. Bridges should have late-round value as long as the steals pace keeps up.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes had just five points in 15 minutes as he returned to the bench on Thursday.

    Baynes lost his starting spot to Deandre Ayton and has been struggling of late after a strong start. He's probably worth moving on from at this point if his minute share doesn't improve.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio approached a triple-double on Thursday against the Knicks, with 25 points, eight rebounds, 13 assists and four steals.

    Rubio was a huge producer in this big win, tying a season-high with 25. He's one of the best mid-round point guard options because he's so stable as an assist master. He will continue to be a great contributor across the board even if he struggles with his shot.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker led the Suns with 29 points on 9-of-17 shooting to go with four rebounds and four assists.

    The four turnovers put a damper on an otherwise effective line from Booker, who has been most impressive with his high percentages so far this season. He's one of the best pure scorers in the NBA and he'll be a top-30 option as long as he can keep scoring without losing his efficiency.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton put up a huge performance on Thursday with 26 points, 21 rebounds and two blocked shots.

    Ayton started this contest and didn't disappoint, putting up his first 20-20 game of the year. As long as he continues to keep this role, he should move up into the early rounds in per-game value.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton will start over Aron Baynes on Thursday as they face the Knicks.

    Ayton will start on Thursday after coming off the bench in the last three contests. He has produced mid-round per-game value so far this season but will look to get better as the season rolls along. This will only be Ayton's 11th game of the season due to a 25-game suspension as well as an ankle injury.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges is expected to start in place of Kelly Oubre (concussion) on Thursday.

    Bridges makes sense as a pickup in all formats while Oubre is out, as he's already been a middle-round guy over the last few weeks and should at least provide elite steals production. Remember that Bridges, who is averaging 22.7 mpg this season, was able to provide borderline top-50 value at times last year while getting 29.5 mpg.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (personal) is back with the Suns after missing Tuesday's game.

    Rubio was away for the birth of his child, and it sounds like everything went well. Congratulations to the Rubio family, and he's a nice play against a bad Knicks team and might just have a little extra pep in his step, too.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (personal) is expected to rejoin the team ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Rubio was away from the team as he was awaiting the birth of his child. It appears as if he will be back for Thursday's game but continue to monitor the wire for confirmation.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is currently in the concussion protocol and will miss Thursday's game against the Knicks.

    Oubre finally cooled off on Tuesday night as he finished the game with 11 points on 4-of-16 from the field while he fouled out. He has been providing value for anyone who was able to draft him in the middle to late rounds. Expect more minutes from Mikal Bridges and rookie Cameron Johnson with Oubre out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton came off the bench in Tuesday's game but still managed 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes.

    Ayton has been playing well (statistically) since returning from his ankle sprain and it feels like only a matter of time before he retakes the starting job from Aron Baynes. As the Suns continue to fade in the playoff race, it would be surprising if the higher-ups didn't start pushing for Ayton to get back to starting. He's going to be an early-round guy no matter what but the ceiling is a smidge higher as a starter.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre finally pumped the brakes, finishing Tuesday's loss with 11 points on 4-of-16 from the field and 3-of-16 from the line before fouling out.

    Oubre gets some slack considering he's been a top-15 player over the last couple of weeks. He won't ride that high all year but he is going to end up smashing his ADP.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson was able to muster nine points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on Tuesday night.

    Johnson played 25 minutes, third-most of any bench player and more than three of Phoenix's starters. He's someone to keep in mind as a 3-point threat should his minutes stay on the rise as the Suns ride out another losing season.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges had a big impact on Tuesday's game, coming off the bench and shooting 6-of-8 to deliver 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block.

    More importantly, Bridges played 33 minutes. He's sitting with late-round value over the last couple of weeks and with the way things are going, both on the court and in the standings, Bridges could be tracking to retake his starting gig from Dario Saric. He should be picked up in most formats for his upside and is a fabulous steals specialist with 1.4 thefts in 22.5 mpg on the year. If he can get back to last season's 29.5 mpg there's easy middle-round potential.