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Mikal Bridges scored eight points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3PT, 1-1 FT) with five rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block in Wednesday's win over Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges is averaging 14.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.2 blocks, 0.5 turnovers, and 2.5 3PM on the season while shooting 51.2 percent overall. As the third or fourth scoring option on his team Bridges will have some nights like this in the scoring department, but continues to add value in all other categories and does not turn the ball over. The Suns play the Nuggets Friday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Paul scored 13 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3PT, 4-4 FT) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in Wednesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Paul is averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 3PM per game on the season while shooting 44.4 percent overall. Business as usual for Paul, the Suns play next on Friday against Denver.

Category: Game Recaps

Devin Booker scored 24 points (10-18 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-4 FT) with five rebounds, two assists, and one block in Wednesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Booker is averaging 22.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, one steal, two 3PM, and 4.1 turnovers per game over 13 games while shooting 46.8 percent overall. Booker turned the ball over six times last night, cleaning up that issue will only help his fantasy ranking. The Suns play the Nuggets Friday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Deandre Ayton scored 26 points (11-15 FG, 4-4 FT) with 17 rebounds, three assists, and five blocks in Wednesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Ayton has been on fire his last two games averaging 22 points on 14.5 shot attempts, 16.5 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks over his last two, bringing his season numbers up to 13.9 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and 1.3 blocks per game. Getting Ayton closer to 14 shot attempts per game will only help the Suns and your fantasy team.

Category: Game Recaps

Suns PG Cameron Payne (ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Continue monitoring Payne heading into Wednesday's matchup against the Rockets, as the back-up point guard's status remains questionable with a sprained right ankle. Payne is averaging 7.4 points and 4.3 assists across 17.7 minutes in 10 games this season and is worth a roster spot in most scoring formats but should not be inserted into starting lineups at this time.

Category: Injury Updates

Suns forward Dario Saric is expected to miss his second straight game Wednesday against Houston due to health and safety protocols. (Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Phoenix has hit a rough stretch as a team having had three straight games postponed before the loss against Memphis on Monday. Jae Crowder, Cameron Johnson and Mikal Bridges will all continue to take on bigger roles in the Suns front court while Saric is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Jae Crowder scored five points (2-7 FG, 1-5 3PT) with two rebounds, five assists, and two steals in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Crowder played 26 minutes off the bench as Cameron Johnson got his first start of the season. Crowder is averaging 9.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.2 3PM per game. He ranks outside the top 150 in both category and point formats for the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Cameron Johnson scored ten points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3PT) with four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson got his first start of the year and played 22 minutes, for the season he is averaging 23.2 minutes, 12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 2.5 3PM per game. Johnson has been productive with his time and is a player to watch to see if he continues to start and receive more minutes.

Category: Game Recaps

Jalen Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors. (Source: NBA)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been sidelined for over a week due to a left ankle sprain. Smith's fantasy impact when he returns won't merit him a roster spot.

Category: Injury Updates

Abdel Nader will remain out against the Pelicans due to a sustained concussion earlier this month. (Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to imagine that Nader's role within the Suns' rotation will look a lot different from what it was when he was on the Thunder. In 55 contests last year, he averaged 15.8 minutes of playing time, 6.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.4 blocks. With ample bodies in the team's front-court, Nader will have a tough time finding any place within the rotation. He should not be considered in any fantasy format.

Category: Injury Updates

Frank Kaminsky, who was just claimed off waivers on Monday, has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks as he follows league health and safety protocols. (Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It will take a little longer for Kaminsky to get clearance to practice and play considering he just joined the team earlier this week. There isn't much fantasy value once he's ready to play, though.

Category: Injury Updates

Free agent C Aron Baynes is signing a two-year, $14.3 million deal with the Raptors. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This came together directly after Marc Gasol chose to leave Toronto for the Lakers. Additionally, Serge Ibaka has signed with the Clippers, so clearly the Raptors had a need here. Baynes isn't a particularly interesting fantasy option.

Category: Transactions

The Suns traded Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick to the Thunder in exchange for PG Chris Paul and Abdel Nader. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a blockbuster deal, the Suns send PG Ricky Rubio to the Thunder. He is expected to share backcourt duties with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Rubio performed well for the Suns last season, averaging 13.8 points, 8.8 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.2 triples over 65 games. The 30-year-old PG could take a small hit in fantasy production this year as Rubio projects to be the third-to-fourth option on the Thunder’s offense.

Category: Transactions

Suns F Kelly Oubre Jr. was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a trade involving All-Star PG Chris Paul. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oubre has been rehabbing a knee injury for the past several months, and while he enjoyed career-highs in points (18.7) and rebounds (6.4) during his 2019-2020 season, he's been shipped to his third team in three years. He'll now join a young and vibrant Thunder team who will likely move on from F Danilo Gallinari which should open up plenty of opportunities for him this season.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Elie Okobo is listed as questionable for the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Okobo has not played during the NBA restart, as he is dealing with a sprained ankle. (Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okobo has played a small bench role with the Suns this season and he will probably return to that role when he is able to play again. Okobo is a good depth piece for the Suns, but he is not going to be very useful in any fantasy lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Jevon Carter produced 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-8 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 26 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 119-112 win over the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Carter scored a season-high 20 points in Saturday's win. It was the first time Carter reached double figures since March 8th. The performance came out of nowhere. Carter knocked down six triples and shot a terrific 70 percent from the floor. He will look to build on this performance in Monday's game against the Thunder.

Category: Game Recaps

Rookie guard Jalen Lecque has cleared his quarantine and was a participant during Phoenix's practice on Saturday. (Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The rookie guard was a late arrival to the NBA campus due to personal reasons and has now been granted access to return to the court after clearing quarantine. Lecque has only appeared in four games for the Suns this season and is a non-factor for fantasy purposes. He can be left on the waiver wire across all formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Tyler Johnson has officially cleared quarantine and had his first practice today. (Source: Steve Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson will look to be a contributor to the new-look Nets. At this point, trying to figure out how that contribution will look is almost futile; however, when it comes to the one position, it would be safe to say that Johnson is poised to occupy that role. The team will look to heavily leverage his versatility and athleticism to address the skill-gaps left in the roster due to the absence of several key personnel. Based on the potential of the opportunity and his entire "book" of work, he can be a potential high-upside value-play for your fantasy team. It would be best to keep him on your radar and take a wait-and-see approach. If you are playing in a deep-league format, then it may be ideal to get him early as a low-risk high-reward asset.

Two-way G Jared Harper has been claimed by the New York Knicks off free agency waivers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a subsequent transaction, the team has waived two-way G Kadeem Allen. Harper went undrafted out of Auburn in 2019, but signed on with the Phoenix Suns. He played the 2019-20 season mostly in the G League, but will get an opportunity with the Knicks ahead of the 2020-21 season. Allen on the other hand, has played 29 games sporadically for the Knicks over the past two seasons. He’ll look to catch on with another squad.

Category: Transactions

The NBA has informed the franchises that no team facilities are to be used prior to May 8th. If a team is located in an area that isn't affected by a current shelter-in-place restrictions they can potentially open up with a limited capacity on that date. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While this is very early on, it appears that the NBA is planning to start getting operations back up and running, although cautiously. The limits that the league currently has in place would allow individual player workouts in team facilities with no more than four players and one team staffer in person. Adrian Wojnarowski added that for teams that are in markets with shelter-in-place restrictions the league plans to work with teams to make arrangements for their players.

Category: Rumors