Suns News

Marquese Chriss    F  Suns

 

 

Marquese Chriss returned to action on Monday October 23.

Oct 24 - 3:02 AM

Jared Dudley    G/F  Suns

 

 

Jared Dudley made his season debut on Monday vs. the Kings, finishing scoreless with one turnover in five minutes. This was first action since he had a procedure on his toe back in June. Dudley isn't a part of Phoenix's plans going forward with the franchise tanking, but they may showcase him for a trade at some point.

Oct 24 - 1:43 AM

Devin Booker    G  Suns

 

 

Devin Booker scored 22 points on Monday vs. the Kings, hitting 8-of-16 from the field and all four of his free throws. Booker only played 29 minutes, but keep in mind that he was a little banged up last week. He dished out five assists with three rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he's likely looking at a decent bump in value with the Suns expected to trade Eric Bledsoe in the near future -- it depends who they bring back in that deal.

Oct 24 - 1:37 AM

Tyler Ulis    G  Suns

 

 

Tyler Ulis came off the bench for 11 points, three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one turnover vs. the Kings on Monday. Eric Bledsoe's time in Phoenix is over, but Mike James started at point guard tonight and stole the show with 18 points and seven assists. James also played 27 minutes compared to 21 for Ulis. He's still worth a look for PG-needy owners, but right now James appears to be the better pickup. Keep in mind that the Suns could also bring in another PG in a Bledsoe trade.

Oct 24 - 1:28 AM

Mike James    G  Suns

 

 

Mike James' first career start couldn't have gone any better, as he led the Suns to their first win of the season on Monday vs. the Kings with 18 points (8-of-10 FGs), seven assists, two rebounds, two triples and four turnovers. He played 27 minutes compared to 21 for Tyler Ulis and did more than enough to keep his job. Eric Bledsoe has already played his last game as a member of the Suns, but it's going to be interesting to see if they get a point guard back in a potential trade. For now, James has to be picked up in all leagues until we see how this all plays out.

Oct 24 - 1:25 AM

Josh Jackson    F  Suns

 

 

Josh Jackson scored a career-high 15 points in Monday's 117-115 win over the Kings. The Suns basically used a two-man rotation at every position, so Jackson and Warren split the small forward minutes down the middle (24 each). The rookie shot 6-of-8 from the field and hit both of his free throws, adding five rebounds, one assists, two steals and a 3-pointer compared to four points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks for Warren. The Suns will eventually find a way to get these guys on the court together, but for now it looks like a timeshare. The rookie will have some off nights, so treat him like a stash.

Oct 24 - 1:21 AM

T.J. Warren    F  Suns

 

 

T.J. Warren played 24 minutes at small forward on Monday vs. the Kings, scoring four points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks. New head coach Jay Triano split Warren's and Josh Jackson's minutes down the middle and played them exclusively at the three. If the Suns continue to use more traditional lineups, that would be bad news for both players. Warren is still a hold and should be better next time out.

Oct 24 - 1:14 AM

Dragan Bender    F  Suns

 

 

Dragan Bender played 14 minutes vs. the Kings on Monday with five points, two rebounds and a 3-pointer. The Suns used a 10-man rotation with the exception of Jared Dudley getting a few minutes, but Bender was clearly behind Marquese Chriss (19 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes). It looks like new coach Jay Triano wants to use less small-ball lineups, so Bender will have to fight for scraps behind Chriss at the four. He should get more burn later in the season, but we're not rostering him right now.

Oct 24 - 1:10 AM

Marquese Chriss    F  Suns

 

 

Marquese Chriss moved into the starting lineup under new head coach Jay Triano on Monday vs. the Kings and looked rejuvenated, scoring 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting before fouling out in the final minute. He logged 29 minutes with all of them coming at power forward with the Suns switching back to a traditional lineup. When asked about his promotion to the first unit, Chriss said he was "glad" and that it was "about time." He showcased his upside with six rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two 3-pointers, rewarding his owners who had the patience to hang onto him. If he was dropped in your league, do what you got to do to get him on your roster.

Oct 24 - 1:05 AM

Jared Dudley    F  Suns

 

 

Dudley (toe) will play in Monday's matchup with the Kings, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reports.

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