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Devin Booker (hamstring strain) is expected to play in Game 6 tonight against the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Booker has missed the last three games with a strained hamstring and has already been upgraded from out to questionable. He will test out his hamstring during pregame warmups, and if everything checks out he will suit up tonight, as the Suns look to close out the series. If he's forced to miss the game, Chris Paul, and Mikal Bridges will be relied upon to pick up the slack.

Category: Injury Updates


Suns G Landry Shamet is considered questionable for Sunday’s first round game against New Orleans as reported by PHNX Sports’ Gerald Bourguet. (Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Landry Shamet missed Friday’s practice dealing with a left foot injury and the team had a light day Saturday so he appears to be a true game time decision. The Wichita State product has been a key cotributer off the bench for Phoenix this season, averaging 8.3 points and shooting 84% from the line. If Landry can’t go Sunday night, Aaron Holiday could see increased minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the NBA Injury Report, Chris Paul (thumb) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Kings. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Suns will be without Deandre Ayton, Chris Pual, Jae Crowder, and Devin Booker on Sunday as they take on the Kings. With a shortage of players, Cam Payne and Aaron Holiday will likely start while Elfrid Payton, Torrey Craig, and JaVale McGee will see extended minutes off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the NBA Injury Report, Jae Crowder (ankle) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Kings. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Suns will be without Deandre Ayton, Chris Pual, Jae Crowder, and Devin Booker on Sunday as they take on the Kings. With a shortage of players, Cam Payne and Aaron Holiday will likely start while Elfrid Payton, Torrey Craig, and JaVale McGee will see extended minutes off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the NBA Injury Report, Deandre Ayton (rest) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Kings. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: The Suns will be without Deandre Ayton, Chris Pual, Jae Crowder, and Devin Booker on Sunday as they take on the Kings. With a shortage of players, Cam Payne and Aaron Holiday will likely start while Elfrid Payton, Torrey Craig, and JaVale McGee will see extended minutes off the bench.

Category: Injury Updates


Mikal Bridges scored 18 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go with four rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes in a 111-105 comeback victory over Utah.

Fantasy Impact: Mikal Bridges chipped in 18 points to help Phoenix come back from 17 points down and beat Utah Friday night. What's even more of an indicator of Bridges' impact on the comeback, Phoenix was +27 when he was on the court Friday, +9 more than his closest teammate, Chris Paul. The Villanova product does whatever his team needs from him and can contribute across the board for your fantasy lineup on any given night.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Shams Charania on Twitter, Frank Kaminsky III has been waived by the Suns. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: On Thursday, the Suns waived Frank Kaminsky III. The veteran underwent knee surgery in January and was seemingly expected he would not return in time for the playoffs.

Category: Transactions


Cameron Payne put up 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3PT), four rebounds, four assists, and a steal in the loss to the Clips.

Fantasy Impact: Payne got the start with CP3 and DBook resting in this way. With the one seed locked up, Payne will get an increased workload to close the regular season.

Category: Game Recaps


Bismack Biyombo recorded 12 points (6-10 FG), 11 boards, two assists, a steal, and a block in the tough loss.

Fantasy Impact: Biyombo played big minutes in this one with Ayton resting and McGee playing just 18 minutes. He stepped up to keep Phoenix competitive and could make for a solid DFS play if Ayton remains resting.

Category: Game Recaps


Ish Wainright put up 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3PT), eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals in the loss to the LA Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: It was a career game for the 27-year old rookie out of Baylor. He got an opportunity with the Suns resting a lot of their players and made the most of it.

Category: Game Recaps


Cameron Johnson recorded 14 points (4-15 FG, 2-11 3PT, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 32 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson got the start Sunday with Jae Crowder getting the night off. The UNC product's minutes and points tend to fluctuate quite a bit per game. In his last 10 outings, the talented forward is averaging 16.5 points and 27.5 minutes. Although he has scoring upside because of his three point ability, Johnson's minutes are not optimal when the Suns are fully loaded. The 26-year-old will look to stay productive when the Suns host the Lakers on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Sun C JaVale McGee is probable for Friday's game against Minnesota as reported by AZcentral's Chris Coppola. (Source: Chris Coppola on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: JaVale McGee has missed the past two games recovering from a non-COVID related illness but appears ready to make his return to the court. The Nevade product should slot back into the lion's share of the backup minutes behind Deandre Ayton at center.

Category: Injury Updates


Torrey Craig totaled 21 points (8-8 FG, 3-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in the Suns’ 129-112 win over the Rockets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Craig scored 21.0 points in the Suns’ win over the Rockets taking full advantage of his spot start with Cameron Johnson out of the lineup. This was a great game for Craig, and an even better one for those who were bold enough to roster him. He is a conservative fantasy asset that can do well in short burst, however the longevity of his high production can often pale in comparison to when he is producing at his low floor. Craig can come with a too much risk to warrant any kind of consideration on most night, however anything is possible. Be sure to put this performance in context before deciding to build around the substantial amount of possibilities he can open up for your roster configuration. This season he has averaged 6.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the floor and 31.6 percent from beyond the arc.

Category: Game Recaps


Per the NBA Injury Report, Aaron Holiday (ankle) is listed as questionable to play on Sunday against the Jazz. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Holiday's potential rumored presence to the rotation looms large for the Suns on Sunday. The team continues to miss Cam Payne and Chris Paul who are both out indefinitely with injuries and with Holiday banged up missing last game, the teams looked to Landry Shamet and Elfrid Payton to fill the void.

Category: Injury Updates


Jalen Smith traded to Indiana

Thu, Feb 10th 2:05pm EST
By Ari Koslow

The Pacers are finalizing a trade to send F Torrey Craig to the Suns for Jalen Smith and a future second-round pick. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith saw a decent amount of playing time for the Suns when DeAndre Ayton missed time and showed some promise. He figures to fit well next to Myles Turner with the departure of Domantas Sabonis. Craig, who was part of the Suns playoff run last season, should see more playing time with the Suns on the outside than what Smith would have seen with Ayton and JaVale McGee healthy.

Category: Transactions


Per the NBA Injury Report, Abdel Nader (knee maintenance) is listed out on Saturday vs the Wizards. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Nader will join a rather long list on Suns who will not be present for Saturday's matchup with the Wizards. The veteran slasher has yet to touch the court since suffering the injury back on November 19th of 2021. In his place, Elfrid Payton and Jalen Smith should see more mintues.

Category: Injury Updates


Dario Saric out on Friday

Thu, Jan 27th 9:14pm EST
By Owen Klukas

Per Kellan Olson, Dario Saric will be out for Friday's game versus the Timberwolves. (Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder, Cam Payne JaVale McGee, Abdel Nader, Dario Saric and Frank Kaminsky will all be out on Friday. A sneaky play in deeper leagues for managers who are looking for a power forward is Jalen Smith. Smith has recorded three double-doubles in his last 10 games where he has played more than 10 minutes.

Category: Injury Updates