Phoenix Suns

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Devin Booker is dealing with a sprained left middle finger but said he's fine. (Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Booker was sporting a wrap around his finger during Monday's practice but didn't seem too concerned about the issue. He was seen shooting normally after practice and the injury shouldn't affect his status for Wednesday's season opener against the Kings.

Category: Injury Updates


Frank Kaminsky is dealing with "a little bit of low back tightness." (Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The issue appears to have cropped up during practice, but the team doesn't seem too concerned at this point. Kaminsky is considered questionable for Tuesday's preseason contest against the Timberwolves.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Korver agreed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Korver averaged 19.1 minutes per game between playing for the Cavs and the Jazz last season. Moving to a title contending team like the Bucks will mean Korver will have to compete for fantasy relevant minutes. On top of that, last season was his worst season percentage-wise in terms of three-point shooting. If he is able to establish a role and bring his shooting numbers back up, he historically has been able to give your team around 10 points per game, but not much in other categories.

Category: Transactions


Kelly Oubre Jr. is coming back to the Phoenix Suns on a two-year, $30M contract. The Washington Wizards traded Oubre Jr. midseason to the Suns last year. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oubre Jr. scored 15.2 PPG across both teams, but saw major scoring improvements once he left the Wizards; in fact, his average jumped from 12.9 to 16.9 PPG once he joined the Suns. Given that Phoenix will likely be a lottery-bound team for the foreseeable future, the 23-year-old forward will continue to receive plenty of playing time as they attempt to crawl out of Western Conference cellar.

Category: Transactions


Josh Jackson (foot) along with DeAnthony Melton and two second-round picks was traded to the Grizzlies on Wednesday in exchange for Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson, the former fourth overall pick in 2017, will occupy a backup role at shooting guard and small forward. He hasn't lived up to expectations, but the Grizzlies are interested in developing him. Jackson averaged 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.9 steals in 79 games for the Suns last season.

Category: Transactions


Ricky Rubio and the Suns have come an agreement on a three-year, $51 million deal. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Once the Jazz traded for point guard Michael Conley, Rubio's tenure with them was as good as gone. The Suns have been on the search for a quality point guard, and Rubio should start along side Devin Booker. Rubio averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in 68 games for the Jazz last season.

Category: Transactions


Tyler Johnson exercised his $19.3 million player option Friday for the upcoming 2019-20 season. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was traded from the Heat to the Suns last season, and started 12 of his 13 appearances with them. He averaged 10.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.5 blocks in 57 games for the Heat/Suns last season.

Category: Transactions


Virginia guard Ty Jerome was drafted 24th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Jerome boosted his stock tremendously during the NCAA Tournament by leading Virginia to a championship with his stellar play. At 6’6, he’s a bigger-than-average point guard with great shooting abilities. He averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.5 steals during March Madness. The Suns hope Jerome will be the answer at point guard the team so desperately needs.


TJ Warren traded to Pacers

Thu, Jun 20th 6:30pm EDT
By Zachary Hanshew

TJ Warren has been traded to the Pacers along with the No. 32 pick in this year’s draft for cash considerations. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was a salary dump for Phoenix to unload Warren’s three-year, $35M contract to clear space. The Suns will likely have enough money to offer a max deal to a free agent, possibly D’Angelo Russell. The Pacers will still have enough cap space left to offer a max deal to a free agent even after taking on Warren.

Category: Transactions


Jamal Crawford scored 51 points on 18-for-30 shooting and added five rebounds and five assists in Tuesday's season finale against Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: The Phoenix lineup is decimated by injuries so Crawford had an increased role with most of the regulars being held out of the season finale. He took advantage and became the oldest player ever to score 50 in a game. Crawford's role continues to shrink as he gets older, but he showed he can still score on multiple occasions this season.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre Ayton (ankle) did not make the trip to Dallas and will miss Monday's game. (Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: So ends Ayton's rookie season. He finishes with averages of 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game over 30.7 minutes. Overall it has to be considered a positive start to Ayton's career. He showed flashes of dominant potential throughout the year, though he will have to improve as a shot blocker to truly become an elite fantasy asset. Ayton will be an early-round pick in fantasy drafts next year.

Category: Injury Updates


Richaun Holmes will join the starting lineup on Monday against the Cavs. (Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holmes steps in for the injured DeAndre Ayton, who's dealing with an ankle issue and could be done for the remainder of this measly season. While Holmes is starting he's a great DFS play.

Category: Injury Updates


Mikal Bridges put in 10 points, four rebounds, two dimes and one block in 32 minutes of game action on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges is averaging 1.7 steals per game this month but that's his only fantasy-relevant stat so leave him on the wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Dragan Bender put in 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes of game action on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bender popped up with a decent game on Wednesday, but the big man regularly plays decent minutes and doesn't usually post respectable fantasy numbers.

Category: Game Recaps


De'Anthony Melton (ankle) is no longer listed on the Phoenix injury report and is likely to return to action Thursday in Cleveland. (Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Melton has sat out almost a month after injuring his ankle in a game January 24 against Portland. Melton only really deserves fantasy consideration when Devin Booker is injured. He can be left on waivers despite his return to the rotation.

Category: Injury Updates


Elie Okobo started again on Friday versus the Warriors scoring only three points in 21 minutes on 1-for-6 shooting. Okobo added four assists, one steal, and one board.

Fantasy Impact: With Johnson's arrival, Okobo should be headed to the second unit soon so Okobo will only be a daily option at this point. De'Anthony Melton will also cut into his minutes when he returns.

Category: Game Recaps


Wayne Ellington will be waived by the Suns just days after acquiring him from the Heat in the Tyler Johnson and Ryan Anderson trade. (Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ellington is better off being waived and could sign on with a contender like the 76ers where he could be in line for fantasy potential. For now, leave him on the wire.

Category: Transactions


Ryan Anderson has been traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Tyler Johnson. Anderson was a DNP-CD in Phoenix but he could be more of the same in Miami. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson gets no boost unless we see him crack the rotation. With Johnson and Ellington gone, Dion Waiters, Dwayne Wade, Rodney McGruder, and Goran Dragic all get a boost.

Category: Transactions


Quincy Acy grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in a loss to the Nuggets on Friday in just 16 minutes of action. Acy didn't score any points but added one assist.

Fantasy Impact: Suns are on a thin with both DeAndre Ayton and Richaun Holmes out so Acy will be in line for 15-20 minutes if Ayton (questionable) is out on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps