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Frank Kaminsky's team option for the 2020-21 season was declined by the Suns on Thursday.
Kaminsky will become a free agent and look to latch onto another franchise. He should draw some interest on the open market for an NBA team looking to add frontcourt depth. Kaminsky averaged 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 triples over 39 games for the Suns last season.
Frank Kaminsky totaled 11 points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 18 minutes in the Suns’ 117-106 win over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Kaminsky played well in the scrimmage finale against the Raptors, putting up a solid line consisting of 11 points and six rebounds. He's performed close to his season statistical averages throughout the pre-reset games, averaging 19.3 minutes of play, 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 steals while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor. After working his way back from a right patella stress fracture, it is good to see Kaminsky back in the fold, especially with Kelly Oubre Jr. out of the rotation. He can be a sneaky source of production in deep-league formats, and could even be a potential flier in DFS, as part of a stars-and-scrubs lineup. At this time, however, it is best to take a wait-and-see approach to evaluate the extent to which he can contribute to your fantasy team's success.
Suns F/C Frank Kaminsky is reportedly 'good to go' and was cleared to begin workouts on March 11th.
Kaminsky has been recovering from a right knee patella stress fracture that he sustained on December 28th. Video surfaced of Kaminsky participating in voluntary workouts at the Arizona Veteran Memorial Coliseum and even though the Suns are clearly out of playoff contention, Kaminsky said “I’ll go to Saturn to play basketball right now.” Clearly he's just anxious to return to the court - as the NBA continues to work through several scenarios to finish out the remainder of the season. Having played a majority of his minutes at center this season, Kaminsky is coming back to a bit of a log jam with Deandre Ayton now back in his starting role and Aron Baynes playing well in Kaminsky's absence. Through 32 games this season, Kaminsky averaged 11.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 22.4 minutes per game.
Fank Kaminsky is fully healed from his fractured kneecap, and if the season resumes, Suns' GM James Jones is "optimistic he would be able to play." (Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter )
"Kind of pressed the pause button" because they can't do full-blown sports rehab, Jones added. Kamisky hasn't played since December 28th due to a right patella stress fracture. He averaged 11.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 triples across 32 games this year. The NBA season is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Frank Kaminsky will be sidelined indefinitely due to a right patella stress fracture. In the team's statement, they've said there is no timetable for his return but Kaminsky will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
With Kaminsky on the shelf, Deandre Ayton, Aron Baynes, and Dario Saric will be the biggest benefactors. With the Suns' experimenting with both Ayton and Baynes on the floor together, Saric will get added minutes with the second unit.