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Devin Booker totaled 30 points (9-18, 4-6 3PT,8-8 FT), one rebound, four assists, and one steal in the Suns’ 113-107 win over the Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Booker continued to "cook" in the Suns' win over the Nets, scoring 30.0 points to make it his third consecutive game with 30.0 or more points in a game. If the last post-season is any indication of what's to come, it would be safe to say that this is merely his first phase of transcendence back to the elite. Heavy words maybe, no they are, but the reality of such a climb isn't that far removed from what this man is capable of. He is still raw and getting it right, but once his game clicks, it's hard, beyond Stephen Curry, to find another who is better on the floor. Be sure to keep your eyes open during this holiday season because Booker just may be in the giving spirit through the New Year.

Category: Game Recaps

Mikal Bridges totaled 13 points (5-10, 0-2 3PT, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and seven steals in the Suns’ 113-107 win over the Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges had seven steals in the Suns' win over the Nets, putting together another teaser game that merely offers a glimpse into how good this guy can be from a fantasy perspective. He is a talented ball player with an arsenal of skill sets that will be needed if the Suns hope to make it back to the finals, but consistency is the name of the game. He is excellent on small slates, but when it comes to GPPs, he may be a little riskier due to his price-point, but should you be able to catch him at the right time, he could pay off great dividends. Bridges is worth keeping your eyes on as we get deeper into the season and should be considered most nights for your fantasy lineups if looking to add a little drama to your roster.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre Ayton notched his third straight double-double in the Suns' win over the Knicks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Ayton had his third straight double-double in the Suns’ win over the Knicks and is at least starting to find the consistency needed from him to continue powering the team forward. While it is nice that he has achieved this feat again, it hasn't translated well into fantasy production. At this point, his price point is low enough and his upside sufficient enough to keep him as a worthwhile investment, however at what cost? He hasn't necessarily shown the signs of breaking through his ceiling, and while his price point is nice in light of his potential, it could be detrimental to chase this value in the long run. A wait-and-see approach may be good for the long run; however, for the short-term, a cautious nod of approval could be the best thing to do when considering him for your lineup.

Category: Game Recaps

As per Marc J. Spears, Frank Kaminsky has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right knee and will be out of the Suns lineup indefinitely. (Source: Marc J. Spears on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kaminsky has been out for awhile already but this news just adds to the confirmation that he will remain out for a substantial amount of time. Kaminsky can be put on IR or dropped if the roster spot is needed.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Paul totaled 18 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, fourteen assists, and three assists in the Suns’ 112-104 win over the Mavericks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Paul double-doubled in the Suns’ win over the Mavericks, with 18.0 points and 14.0 assists. He continues to pay dividends for fantasy investors with his ability to “stuff” the stat-sheet and shows little signs of thwarting that trend. Although his scoring can be suspect from game to game, he can achieve Paul George-like feats on a much lower and limited volume level.

Category: Game Recaps

Jae Crowder totaled 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-8 3PT), five rebounds, and two blocks in the Suns’ 119-94 win over the Grizzlies on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Crowder scored 17.0 points in the Suns’ win over the Grizzlies, making it his second consecutive double-digit scoring performance. Crowder will have solid games like these from time to time; however, one could say he is a better real-life player than a fantasy player and should be leveraged sparingly when considering value for your team.

Category: Game Recaps

Cameron Payne totaled 24 points (9-14 FG, 4-6 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steals in the Suns’ 109-104 win over the Kings on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Payne had 24.0 points in the Suns’ win over the Kings, easily making it his best scoring performance of the year as he shot 64.3 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from beyond the arc. We all know what he can do when allotted the opportunity to translate his game onto the floor; however, his limited role off the bench puts a hard cap on his upside as he is forced to play an efficient based game. He doesn't warrant any long-term fantasy consideration at this time; however, he could be a worthwhile flier on small slates or GPPs.

Category: Game Recaps

Landry Shamet and the Pheonix Suns came to an agreement on a four-year, $43 million extension. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Shamet is part of a deep Suns backcourt so his playing time might be a little up and down, but this extension clearly shows how they view Shamet as a player.

Category: Transactions

Despite leaving Game 2 early with a knee injury, Suns F Torrey Craig intends to play in Game 3 after the MRI came back clean. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Craig played just seven minutes in Game 2 after playing 16 minutes off the bench in Game 1. He'll give it a go tonight despite the injury that forced him to leave Thursday night's game early. Craig has been a defensive menace off the bench for the Suns of late, and his presence will be felt in trying to defend the Bucks' big three in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton in Game 3.

Category: Injury Updates

Cameron Johnson has been ruled out ahead of game six of the Western Conference finals series between the Suns and Clippers on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is reportedly a non-COVID-19 illness. It is a pretty big loss for the Suns as Johnson has been an extremely efficient scorer all series. We could see more playing time given to Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig and Abdel Nader as a result.

Category: Injury Updates

Phoenix Suns PF Dario Saric (injury management) has been ruled out Monday against the Knicks. (Source: NBA Website )

Fantasy Impact: The Suns will be without both Dario Saric and Jae Crowder for Monday's matchup with the Knicks. Typically when Crowder has missed, the Suns have started Cam Johnson at the four. With Saric sidelined, Frank Kaminsky should remain in the rotation and serve as the backup center behind Deandre Ayton.

Category: Injury Updates