Phoenix Suns

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  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (knee) is still listed as doubtful as the Suns approach their matchup on Saturday vs. the Heat.

    Oubre is still slowly getting back to health, and while the Suns are gaining ground in the playoff race out West, it would be a legitimate surprise for Oubre to return to action at this point. He last played on February 24, and it seems risky to push Oubre through his rehabilitation at this point.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges finished Thursday’s win over the Pacers with 10 points (5-of-9), four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Bridges didn’t commit any turnovers which is a perk if you play 9-cat leagues but the one defensive stat is disappointing in a game that he saw 34 minutes. He is averaging a combined 2.0 steals and blocks throughout his career so far so expect some positive regression in their next game against Miami on Saturday.

  • Cameron Payne
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Payne and Dario Šarić led the Suns' bench unit in Thursday's win over the Pacers with 21 and 20 minutes respectively.

    It was expected that Šarić would be a key part of the rotation for the Suns and Thursday was no different as he had 16 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and three turnovers. If he continues at his current pace, Šarić should finish somewhere around the top-75. The bigger surprise off the bench for the Suns has been Payne, who was signed just before the league resumption. Payne poured in 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, three trifectas and two turnovers. He has seen at least 18 minutes in each of the Suns' first three contests and can be expected to be one of the first guards off the bench moving forward.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    In Thursday's 114-99 victory over the Pacers, Devin Booker scored 20 points to go with 10 assists, three rebounds, one trifecta and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Booker was limited by foul trouble but was the primary playmaker per usual for the Suns when he was on the court. He has helped the Suns go undefeated so far in the seeding games and the team has a legitimate shot at the play-in tournament if Booker continues to lead the team to victory. Their next contest will be on Saturday vs. the Heat.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton finished Thursday's win with 23 points (11-of-18) and 10 rebounds in 34 minutes while Cam Johnson posted 14 points (5-of-13) and a team-high 12 rebounds in 36 minutes.

    Johnson has been very impressive in the resumption league, providing top-50 value while Ayton is a third-round asset through the first four games. Johnson struggled from distance, going just 2-of-9, but did chip in with three assists, one steal and one turnover. Johnson is firmly on the standard league radar ahead of the 2020-21 season. Ayton had six defensive stats in the contest, something that makes fantasy GMs very happy as he has averaged a combined 3.1 steals and blocks so far in his sophomore season. If he can stretch the floor consistently while increasing his defensive stats, Ayton could improve upon the 28/21 per-game value that he had this season.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (knee) will sit Thursday's game against the Pacers.

    Oubre was doubtful on the injury report, but has officially been ruled out for Thursday's game. It's great to see him making progress though and the Suns are one of the hottest teams in the bubble. If he joins the mix, they'll be an even more intriguing team.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (right knee rehab) has been officially upgraded to doubtful for Thursday's match against the Pacers.

    This is the first time Oubre has not been listed as "out" due to his knee injury he suffered before the bubble. Oubre has been rehabbing his right knee since prior to the resumption of the season and although he's doubtful, it's the first tangible sign we've seen of him getting healthier.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo is listed as out prior to Thursday's game against the Pacers with a right ankle sprain.

    Okobo was barely seeing playing time prior to his injury and this is just the final nail in the coffin for any potential value he had.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes will remain sidelined for Thursday's game, except the Suns are saying he has a right knee contusion rather than the usual "re-conditioning."

    Baynes has been unable to play because he needed to get up to speed again after recovering from COVID-19, so perhaps this is an injury he sustained in the ramp-up efforts. Phoenix has been one of the surprise teams in the bubble so far and getting Baynes back will only make them stronger. Until then, Frank Kaminsky will get the minutes behind Deandre Ayton

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. has been rehabilitating his right knee in the NBA bubble and is listed doubtful vs. the Pacers on Thursday.

    Oubre had surgery on his right knee in March and hasn't played yet since the NBA season resumed. On July 21, Coach Monty Williams said that Oubre wasn't taking much contact but was participating in on-court workouts. The Suns are likely to be cautious with Oubre and it is uncertain if he will play for the Suns during their final regular season games. Mikal Bridges will continue to see an increased role offensively for the Suns while Oubre is sidelined.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker shined on Tuesday in a 117-115 victory over the Clippers, posting 35 points (13-of-25 FG, 6-for-9 3PT), eight assists, four rebounds and knocking down a jumper as the clock expired in regulation.

    Booker was money in this one, which is news to nobody. He has that killer instinct and the Suns really like what their future holds with the core that they have right now. On the fantasy side, Booker's ADP in drafts last fall was 29 (ESPN) and 26 (Yahoo), which lines up similarly with the season-long rankings he racked up prior to the Orlando restart (17 in 8-cat, 32 in 9-cat). He will likely go even higher when the times comes to draft for the 2020-21 season.

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric had a productive line in 26 minutes off the bench on Tuesday afternoon for the Suns, finishing with 13 points (4-of-9 FG, 0-of-2 3PT, 4-of-5 FT) and eight rebounds.

    Saric had a typical Saric-like performance on Tuesday, but it seemed like he was out there a little more than usual. He really was not (24.9 MPG this season) and wasn't particularly effective shooting the ball. The Suns won, though, and each and every guy that played was crucial to their success on Tuesday. Saric is effective and will hover right around the 'borderline fantasy rosterability' threshold, which is to be expected. Don't expect him to light anyone up very frequently.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton scored 19 points (9-of-18 FG, 1-of-2 3PT), snatched seven rebounds and dished out four assists in 37 minutes as the Suns beat the Clippers 117-115 on Tuesday.

    This was a great bounce-back game for Ayton after he struggled with foul trouble on Sunday vs. the Mavs. He was instrumental in the victory and was able to get Devin Booker open on a number of occasions. He didn't record a block, however, which is a little surprising as Ayton has averaged 1.7 blocks per game in 2019-20 (the Suns did not record a single block as a team on Tuesday afternoon). This was a monumental win for coach Monty Williams and the Suns' young core.

  • Cameron Payne
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Payne dropped 12 points (5-of-9 FG, 2-of-3 3PT) in his third appearance with the Suns on Tuesday, adding three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench.

    Coach Monty Williams and the Suns have shown an unwavering confidence in Payne thus far and he is rewarding them with consistency off the bench. They signed him to a multi-year deal during the hiatus and it's becoming more and more likely that he has solidified a spot on their 2020-21 roster. It's great to see for a likable guy like Payne, but he's still a ways from fantasy consideration.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges knocked down three triples (3-for-4 3PT), finishing with nine points, six boards, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes on Tuesday afternoon.

    Devin Booker sunk the Clippers in the waning seconds, but it wasn't a one-man victory by any means. The Suns only used nine players (with Kelly Oubre Jr. and Aron Baynes still out) and required contributions from everyone who checked in. Bridges, for his part, started and contributed on the defensive end and with the three makes from deep.