Dragan Bender News

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Dragan Bender scored six points with four rebounds, and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday. It wasn't his best game and Bender is definitely at his best when he plays the stretch five. He does look to be ahead of Marquese Chriss, and you would think Alex Len won't last long if the Suns play him 38 minutes. Bender will be annoying to own, but he has upside.

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Feb 15 - 12:24 AM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Suns coach Jay Triano said he told Dragan Bender to be more assertive last week following the Devin Booker injury. "We’ve asked him to be more aggressive, both physically and offensively shooting the ball," Triano said. "He’s learning, too. Banging with Julius Randle in Los Angeles, banging with [Nikola) Jokic]. I love the fact he’s outsized but he hasn’t stop battling, which is good." Bender has also spent a lot of time at center recently and has played at least 26 minutes in five straight, averaging 15.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 blocks and 2.8 triples in that span. It's been a rollercoaster of a season for Bender, but he's a potential breakout candidate after the All-Star break.

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Feb 12 - 10:05 AM

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Dragan Bender went for 23 points over 33 minutes in Saturday's home loss against the Nuggets. Bender was pretty sharp, hitting 9-of-15 from the field and 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line. He also added eight rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and a steal to help out his fantasy owners. He slid into the starting five at the expense of Marquese Chriss and he took advantage of the situation with another big game.

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Feb 11 - 12:51 AM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Dragan Bender will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Lakers. Marquese Chriss will be back in action tonight after serving his one-game suspension, but he'll come off the bench, and it'll be interesting to see what his minutes look like. Head coach Jay Triano said that move to keep Bender in the starting five was not punishment for Chriss, but rather for matchup purposes against the Lakers with Devin Booker (hip) out. Bender has played well over the past two games, but his minutes could take a hit with Chriss back in the rotation tonight.

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Feb 06 - 2:23 PM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Bender mustered 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) five rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes in Sunday's 115-110 loss to the Hornets. Bender got the start at power forward for Marquese Chriss (personal) and turned in a solid shooting effort. The 2016 fourth overall pick has averaged 17.0 points over the last two games, draining eight of 14 attempts from behind the arc during that stretch. Given Chriss' recent struggles when he has been on the court, it's plausible Bender might continue seeing some run with the first unit as head coach Jay Triano experiments with different first-unit combos.

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Feb 04 - 9:17 PM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Dragan Bender started in place of Marquese Chriss on Sunday, hitting 7-of-9 shots with four 3-pointers for 18 points, with five rebounds and one assist. Bender did his damage in 27 minutes but the Suns collapsed in the fourth quarter to lose at home, 115-110. Chriss wasn't with the team on Sunday for disciplinary reasons, but it sounds like a situation that will only last one game. Phoenix has lost 10 of their past 12 games and they're going nowhere fast this season, so Bender should get his opportunities even when Chriss is back in the team's good graces.

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Feb 04 - 5:59 PM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Bender will start at power forward Sunday against the Hornets, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports. He'll enter the starting five in place of Marquese Chriss, who isn't with the team after the Suns handed the 20-year-old a one-game suspension for getting in a verbal confrontation with an assistant coach Friday. It's unclear if Chriss will slot back into the starting five for the Suns' following game Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Lakers, but Bender should nonetheless notice a steady bump in playing time for at least one game. Bender was stellar off the bench in Friday's loss to the Jazz, producing 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block in 28 minutes.

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Feb 04 - 1:23 PM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Dragan Bender will start for Marquese Chriss on Sunday vs. Charlotte. Chriss is suspended for one game because of an argument with an assistant coach, but he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday vs. the Lakers. Bender is coming off a strong game with 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one block and four 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Jazz on Friday, but that was his first sign of life in weeks.

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Feb 04 - 1:19 PM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Bender tallied 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block across 28 minutes in Friday's 129-97 loss to the Jazz. Bender saw extended run in the blowout defeat, leading to his best scoring total since Jan. 7. The 2016 fourth overall pick has been seeing a solid allotment of playing time throughout the season, but offensive surges like Friday's have been few and far between. Bender is obviously capable of the occasional double-digit scoring effort, but his inconsistency keeps his fantasy value limited to deeper formats for the time being, despite starter Marquese Chriss' own struggles and injury issues.

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Feb 03 - 1:28 AM

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Dragan Bender scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one block and four 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Jazz on Friday. He picked up a lot of minutes at center tonight because of Alex Len (ankle) struggling to get back on the court. Bender has not looked good for about three weeks before tonight, so most fantasy owners will want to see him do it again.

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Feb 02 - 11:43 PM

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