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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
30-23 5-5 W1
31-26 8-2 W2
29-26 8-2 W2
28-26 6-4 W2
25-29 5-5 L1

Top Suns News

  • Suns' Devin Booker: Set to play Tuesday

    Booker (groin) will play Tuesday against the Nets, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.

    Coach Monty Williams said Monday that he expected Booker to play against Brooklyn, and the shooting guard has indicated that he'll be available for the first time since Christmas Day. The 26-year-old averaged 27.1 points, 5.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game over 29 appearances prior to his absence but will likely face a significant minutes restriction Tuesday. The shooting guard will likely reclaim a starting role against the Nets, but Damion Lee and Torrey Craig could still see slightly increased run if Booker is eased into action.

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  • Suns' Devin Booker: Expected to return Tuesday

    Suns head coach Monty Williams said Monday that he expects Booker (groin) to play in Tuesday's game against the Nets, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Booker looks on track to suit up for the first time Christmas Day, and he'll presumably have a minutes restriction in place in his return from a six-week absence. With Booker expected back, Torrey Craig will likely shift to the second unit, and there will be less usage for Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson.

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  • Suns' Saben Lee: Provides modest stats as backup

    Lee closed with four points (0-1 FG, 4-6 FT), three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 15 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 win over the Pistons.

    Like Chris Paul, Lee struggled to score from the point guard position in Saturday's win, but he still managed to provide a bit of value in steals and assists. With no Duane Washington in Phoenix now, perhaps Lee can carve out a larger backup role in the rotation until Cameron Payne (foot) returns. Until then, he should be considered in only very deep formats.

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  • Suns' Cameron Johnson: Hot shooting in return

    Johnson contributed 20 points (7-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 22 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 victory over Detroit.

    After sitting out last game (knee), Johnson returned to the starting lineup and put up his fourth 20-point game of the season. For the second straight game, he saw less minutes than Torrey Craig, and other than two steals he didn't add much in the other major categories. In his 16 games played this season, the 26-year-old Johnson is averaging only 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 steals, so when the scoring isn't there, he still isn't providing much fantasy value.

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  • Suns' Chris Paul: Nice game despite poor shooting

    Paul provided two points (0-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, 14 assists and two steals across 33 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 victory over the Pistons.

    Paul has had some rough shooting nights to start the month of February but none quite as bad as Saturday night. His only points (2) came from the free-throw line. Fortunately for fantasy managers, he did attempt only seven shots, so that lessens the categorical impact a bit. On top of that, the veteran guard certainly made up for it by dishing out 14 dimes, his highest output since Christmas Day. The inefficient scoring might continue, but Paul provides enough elsewhere to maintain his usual value in fantasy.

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  • Suns' Deandre Ayton: Dominates overmatched Pistons

    Ayton ended with 31 points (13-15 FG, 5-6 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists and one block over 31 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 win over the Pistons.

    Ayton steamrolled the Pistons en route to his ninth double-double in the last 12 games, doing so while shooting efficiently from the field and free-throw line. The matchup against an overmatched opponent certainly played a factor in Ayton's success, but the excellent outing was a welcome sight for fantasy mangers who have endured a somewhat disappointing season from the veteran center. After converting at 62.6 percent and 63.4 percent rates from the field in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons, respectively, Ayton is down to 58 percent through his first 46 appearances of 2022-23.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Back to bench Saturday

    Saric is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pistons.

    Saric accumulated 14 points (5-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt), 13 rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes during Friday's 106-94 victory over the Celtics, but he heads back to the bench with Cameron Johnson (knee) being available and in the starting unit. Saric is averaging 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds across 11.1 minutes per game when coming off the bench this season.

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  • Suns' Cameron Johnson: Starting against Detroit

    Johnson (knee) is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pistons.

    As expected, Johnson returns to the starting lineup after he was omitted from the injury report and after a one-game absence. This means Dario Saric will head back to a bench role after posting a double-double Friday. Johnson is averaging 13.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game across 14 starts this season.

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  • Suns' Cameron Johnson: Absent from injury report

    Johnson (knee) will be active for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    Johnson sat out Friday's game against the Celtics for injury management purposes and, as expected, will be available Saturday. However, Johnson has seen his minutes fluctuate as of late, playing 15, 26, and 32 minutes in his last three contests, respectively.

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  • Suns' Dario Saric: Records double-double Friday

    Saric accumulated 14 points (5-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt), 13 rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes during Friday's 106-94 victory over the Celtics.

    Saric got the starting nod in place of Cameron Johnson (knee), and while he wasn't efficient from the field, he still ended with one of Phoenix's better scoring totals, also notching his first double-double of the campaign. The veteran has scored in double digits in five of his last seven outings, and he could remain in the starting lineup if Johnson can't go against the Pistons on Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back set.

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  • Suns' Mikal Bridges: Puts up 25 points in win

    Bridges provided 25 points (9-20 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-7 FT), two rebounds and three assists in 38 minutes during Friday's 106-94 win over the Celtics.

    Bridges didn't do much in categories other than the scoring column, but the Suns didn't need more than an offensive boost from him versus one of the best teams in the league. Bridges has benefited from Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker (groin) missing time throughout the season, and he has embraced the more prominent offensive role by posting career-best numbers. Bridges has scored at least 23 points in four consecutive games and is averaging 17.0 points per game on the season.

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  • Suns' Chris Paul: Scores 15 on 15 shots

    Paul posted 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal over 35 minutes during Friday's 106-94 victory over Boston.

    Paul didn't have a good shooting performance Friday, but he still salvaged his fantasy performance by posting solid passing, rebounding and defensive numbers, ending just two dimes away from posting what would've been his 12th double-double of the season. The veteran floor general is not the dominant point guard he once was, and there are signs that age is finally catching up to him, but he remains a productive fantasy asset. Paul is averaging 18.0 points, 9.0 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game across his seven outings since returning from a hip injury that kept him sidelined for seven contests in January.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 112.6
(21st)
111.3
(5th)

Injuries

Player Injury
C. Payne PG Cameron Payne PG Foot
L. Shamet SG Landry Shamet SG Foot
J. Crowder PF Jae Crowder PF Not Injury Related

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