Suns News

Tyler Ulis    G  Suns

 

 

Tyler Ulis will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Lakers with Devin Booker (hip, ribs) unavailable. Ulis has been very hit-or-miss this season, but as the only healthy point guard on the roster for Tuesday's game, he could be looking at 30-plus minutes which would put him on the DFS radar. Troy Daniels should also have the opportunity for some extended minutes, and he could be someone to consider streaming for those seeking a cheap source of triples.

Rotoworld

Feb 05 - 5:02 PM

Devin Booker    G  Suns

 

 

Devin Booker (left hip pointer) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Lakers. "I’m not feeling too good right now," Booker said. "It’s not something that hurts a little bit that I can play through. Right now physically I couldn’t play if I tried to." Booker took a knee to the hip via Cody Zeller on Sunday, and considering he's also dealing with a rib injury, he could be looking at more than a few games on the sidelines. Tyler Ulis will return to the starting lineup with Booker out, with T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson being tasked with the heavy lifting on offense.

Rotoworld

Feb 05 - 4:57 PM

Devin Booker    SG  Suns

 

 

Booker (hip) is listed as out in the Suns' official game notes for Tuesday's game against the Lakers. As expected, Booker will not play in Tuesday's game after suffering a left hip pointer in Sunday's game against the Hornets. Booker did not practice Monday and said he was dealing with too much physically pain to even try and play at the time. It's unclear exactly how long Booker will be held out for, but Tyler Ulis will step in as the Suns' starting point guard in his absence.

Fantasy Alarm

Feb 05 - 4:28 PM

Marquese Chriss    F  Suns

 

 

Jay Triano was non-committal when asked if Marquese Chriss (suspension) would return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Lakers. Dragan Bender has played well over the past two games, so there are no guarantees that Chriss will immediately replace him in the starting five upon his return from a one-game suspension on Tuesday. Check back for another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround.

Rotoworld

Feb 05 - 3:44 PM

Devin Booker    G  Suns

 

 

Devin Booker (hip) did not practice on Monday and is unlikely to play Tuesday vs. the Lakers. "Right now, I physically couldn't play if I tried to," said Booker. We should get official confirmation on Booker's status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to the sidelines, Tyler Ulis would likely slide back into the starting five with Josh Gray backing him up. Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren would pick up most of Booker's usage, and both those guys would be in play in DFS. Stay tuned.

Rotoworld

Feb 05 - 3:35 PM

Devin Booker    SG  Suns

 

 

Booker (hip) did not participate in Monday's practice, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. Booker is still dealing with some soreness in his injured left hip that forced him to leave Sunday's game against the Hornets, and the 21-year-old is looking like a long shot to play Tuesday in Los Angeles. Expect another update on him following the team's shootaround in the morning, but If Booker is forced to miss Tuesday's contest, Tyler Ulis would return to being the Suns' starting point guard against the Lakers. "Right now, I physically couldn't play if I tried to," Booker said Monday.

Fantasy Alarm

Feb 05 - 3:17 PM

Danuel House    SF  Suns

 

 

House posted five points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one block across 11 minutes in Sunday's 115-110 loss to the Hornets. That's three straight appearances for two-way contract player House. The young Suns roster is certainly in flux as the losses start to mount. In 24 games with the Northern Arizona Suns, House averaged 18.9 points per game. Replicating that type of scoring with the parent club will be difficult with Josh Jackson and Troy Daniels ahead of him on Phoenix's shooting guard depth chart.

Fantasy Alarm

Feb 05 - 2:48 PM

Troy Daniels    SG  Suns

 

 

Daniels collected 12 points (3-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes in Sunday's 115-110 loss to the Hornets. Daniels struggled from the field but remained aggressive, allowing him to muster his fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last eight games. The 26-year-old has struggled with his shot over the last five games, posting a success rate of 33.3 percent or lower in four of those contests. However, he continues seeing minutes in the low 20s on average in most games, giving him an opportunity to post some serviceable scoring totals as a part of the backcourt rotation.

Fantasy Alarm

Feb 04 - 9:48 PM

Tyson Chandler    C  Suns

 

 

Chandler, who pitched in three points (1-3 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and one block across 34 minutes in Sunday's 115-110 loss to the Hornets, is averaging 5.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in three contests since returning from a one-game absence due to rest. The veteran center saw his highest amount of minutes since Dec. 4 and mustered double-digit rebounds for the sixth time in the last 11 games. Chandler derives the bulk of his production on the glass, as he's posted double-digit shot attempts on only one occasion this season. With Greg Monroe out of town, Chandler should continue seeing plenty of minutes while sharing the position with Alex Len.

Fantasy Alarm

Feb 04 - 9:29 PM

Dragan Bender    PF  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.

Fantasy Alarm

Feb 04 - 9:17 PM

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Pos Name
C Tyson Chandler    
C Alec Brown    
C Hamed Haddadi    
C Ryan McDonough    
C Vyacheslav Kravtsov    
C Emeka Okafor    
C Alan Williams    
C Alex Len    
F Earl Barron    
F Derrick Jones    
F Dragan Bender    
F Alec Peters    
F Anthony Tolliver    
F Casey Prather    
F Shavlik Randolph    
F Josh Jackson    
F Derrick Jones Jr.    
F T.J. Warren    
F Mike Moser    
F Marquese Chriss    
F Kyle Casey    
F/C Greg Monroe    
G Josh Gray    
G Joe Jackson    
G Terrico White    
G Davon Reed    
G Archie Goodwin    
G Mike James    
G Rex Chapman    
G Devin Booker    
G Peter Jok    
G Dionte Christmas    
G Jerel McNeal    
G Leandro Barbosa    
G Brandon Knight    
G Troy Daniels    
G Tyler Ulis    
G Marcus Thornton    
G Shaquille Harrison    
G/F Gerald Green    
G/F P.J. Tucker    
G/F Jared Dudley    
PG Mike James    
SF TJ Warren    
SG Devin Booker