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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 12.5 3.7 43.4 2.1 0.7

Top Keita Bates-Diop News

  • Nets' Keita Bates-Diop: Ruled out for season

    The Nets announced Wednesday that Bates-Diop (shin) will miss the rest of the season, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    Bates-Diop was slated to miss a second consecutive game Wednesday due to a right shin stress reaction, and he underwent a procedure to address the issue. While he'll be sidelined for the remainder of the year, he's expected to resume on-court activity in approximately one month, so it seems unlikely that the issue will impact his availability for the start of next season. Over 53 appearances between the Suns and Nets this year, he averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Keita Bates-Diop: Won't play Wednesday

    Bates-Diop (shin) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    Bates-Diop will be sidelined for a second consecutive game due to a right shin stress reaction. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return, but his next chance to suit up will be Friday against Chicago.

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  • Nets' Keita Bates-Diop: Won't go Monday

    Bates-Diop has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raptors due to a right shin stress reaction, Meghan Triplett of YES Network reports.

    Bates-Diop hasn't been much of a factor since joining the Nets, so he shouldn't be missed much. His next opportunity to suit up will arrive Wednesday against the Wizards.

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  • Nets' Keita Bates-Diop: Slated to debut Saturday

    Bates-Diop (recently traded) will be available for Saturday's game against the Spurs, NBA writer Billy Reinhardt reports.

    Bates-Diop wasn't able to make his team debut Thursday since his trade was still pending, but he's been cleared to suit up a few days later. He saw inconsistent playing time to close out his time in Phoenix, so it's unclear how many minutes he'll garner off the bench with the Nets.

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  • Nets' Keita Bates-Diop: Headed to Brooklyn

    Bates-Diop was traded from the Suns to the Nets along with Jordan Goodwin as part of a three-team deal that sent Yuta Watanabe and Chimezie Metu to Memphis, and David Roddy and Royce O'Neale to Phoenix, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Bates-Diop had relatively consistent minutes for the Suns early in the season, but his playing time fluctuated over the past few weeks. He'll now attempt to carve out a reserve role in Brooklyn, but it seems unlikely that he'll be a significant contributor as long as the team is relatively healthy.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Gets double-digit minutes again

    Bates-Diop tallied five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two assists, one rebound, one steal and one block across 18 minutes in Monday's 115-113 win over the Bulls.

    After he looked to be on the fringes of the Phoenix rotation last week, Bates-Diop has now logged double-digit minutes off the bench in consecutive games. He looks to have at least temporarily reclaimed a spot on the second unit, though Bates-Diop could find himself as the odd man out once Eric Gordon (wrist) and Bol Bol (foot) -- both of whom were sidelined Monday -- are back in action.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Quiet in 17 minutes

    Bates-Diop amassed three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and two steals across 17 minutes during Monday's 109-88 victory over Portland.

    The Suns were missing Kevin Durant (hamstring) on Monday, but Bates-Diop only picked up a few extra minutes. Bol Bol was the biggest beneficiary, as he nearly double-doubled in 20 minutes with 11 points, nine rebounds and one assist. Bates-Diop hasn't eclipsed 20 minutes in a single game since Nov. 26, and he'll likely remain a fringe rotation player going forward.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Available for Friday

    Bates-Diop (migraine) will be available for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Bates-Diop missed Tuesday's game against Portland, but he's been completely removed from the injury report. The Suns will be without Jusuf Nurkic (personal) for Friday's game, so Bates-Diop could see a small bump in playing time.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Late scratch Tuesday

    Bates-Diop is out for Tuesday's game versus the Trail Blazers due to a migraine.

    Bates-Diop has been ruled out shortly before tipoff for Tuesday's contest after not appearing on the injury report all day. Chimezie Metu, Yuta Watanabe and Nassir Little are candidates to receive extended minutes in his absence.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Plays just six minutes

    Bates-Diop chipped in zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in six minutes during Tuesday's 119-116 victory over the Warriors.

    With Kevin Durant (ankle) sidelined, Bates-Diop started the Suns' previous contest, totaling five points, four rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes. However, Phoenix opted to start Chimezie Metu on Tuesday, forcing Bates-Diop to the back of the rotation. Bates-Diop has played fewer than 10 minutes in two of his last three appearances after averaging 20.5 minutes over his previous 16 appearances (seven starts).

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Moves to bench

    Bates-Diop will move to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Warriors,John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports.

    Kevin Durant (ankle) is sitting out again, but he could return either Wednesday against the Nets or Friday against the Knicks, according to coach Frank Vogel. Chimezie Metu is getting the starting nod Tuesday, so Bates-Diop could have a limited role with the second unit.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Joins starting lineup

    Bates-Diop is starting Friday against Sacramento.

    With Kevin Durant (ankle) unavailable Friday, Bates-Diop will join the starting lineup for the fourth time in the last seven matchups. Bates-Diop has made seven starts this year, averaging 6.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.9 minutes per game over those appearances.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Moves back to bench

    Bates-Diop is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Bates-Diop has been moving in and out of the lineup this season, and he will move back to the bench after being part of the first unit in three of his last four contests. He's averaging 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game when deployed off the bench across nine appearances.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Starting Friday

    Bates-Diop will start Friday's game against Denver, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    The Suns are missing Devin Booker (ankle), but they are getting Grayson Allen back from his illness. Bates-Diop will replace Josh Okogie in the starting unit, and this will be his seventh start of the season. In his previous six starts, Bates-Diop averaged 6.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Slides back to bench

    Bates-Diop won't start Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Bates-Diop received a pair of starts with the Suns battling injuries to Bradley Beal and Kevin Durant. However, with both players active, he'll return to the second unit. In eight games with the reserves this season, Bates-Diop is averaging 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals/blocks over 16.1 minutes.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Will start Friday

    Bates-Diop will start Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Bradley Beal (back) remains out and Kevin Durant will miss his first game of the season, so Bates-Diop will join Devin Booker, Grayson Allen, Eric Gordon and Jusuf Nurkic in the starting lineup. Across his previous four starts, Bates-Diop has averaged 6.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in 26.3 minutes per game.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Limited production off bench

    Bates-Diop produced three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds and one steal across 12 minutes during Wednesday's 123-115 win over the Warriors.

    Bates-Diop was held below 20 minutes for a second consecutive matchup Wednesday, and he didn't have much production in the comfortable win. He's logged single-digit scoring totals in each of his six appearances since returning to a bench role, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Retreats to bench

    Bates-Diop isn't starting Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Bates-Diop started in his last four appearances and averaged 6.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game. However, he'll retreat to the bench Sunday while Josh Okogie returns to the starting lineup.

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  • Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Moves to starting lineup

    Bates-Diop is in the starting five for Saturday's game versus the 76ers.

    Bates-Diop will replace Josh Okogie in the starting lineup Saturday. Bates-Diop has averaged 7.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 12.0 minutes across his previous two appearances this season but started in 42 games for the Spurs in 2022-23.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 229 lbs
Birthplace: Bloomington, IL
Age: 28
School: Ohio St.
Experience: 5