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Fantasy Update

Mar 19, 2017
numberFire
Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is playing through ankle and Achilles' pain according to head coach Earl Watson. What It Means: "Most games [the ankle] loosens up and then I'm able to go," Booker said on Friday. "Tonight, it was stiff most of the night. Came back here [to the locker room] and tried to work on it and just couldn't get it going." This likely explains why he shot 3-of-13 from the field in Friday's loss to the Orlando Magic. The Suns have little choice about feeding him big minutes because they have already shut down guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight for...
Mar 18, 2017
numberFire
Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight will not play for the rest of the season, head coach Earl Watson said. What It Means: It's not surprising and it confirms an earlier report. There is no reason given on Knight, but it's fair to say he's probably not happy about being rested since the break. With Knight out and Eric Bledsoe also shut down, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will be very busy. The Suns are not likely to get anything back in a Knight deal. Without Knight, numberFire's models project Ulis to record 14.5 points, 7.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 3-pointers...
numberFire Mar 19, 2017

Suns' Devin Booker is playing through ankle issue

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is playing through ankle and Achilles' pain according to head coach Earl Watson. What It Means: "Most games [the ankle] loosens up and then I'm able to go," Booker said on Friday. "Tonight, it was stiff most of the night. Came back here [to the locker room] and tried to work on it and just couldn't get it going." This likely explains why he shot 3-of-13 from the field in Friday's loss to the Orlando Magic. The Suns have little choice about feeding him big minutes because they have already shut down guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight for...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 19, 2017
Solar Panel: Should the Phoenix Suns shut down Devin Booker?

Solar Panel: Should the Phoenix Suns shut down Devin Booker?

With Book’s sore leg is it worth shutting him down to help the tank? Greg Esposito (@Espo) hosts as Tim Tompkins (@RadioTimNBA) sat out -- management decision -- and Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) said he wouldn't co-host due to back spasms. Since two-thirds of the starting lineup was on the bench, Espo called in long time friend and play-by-play man for the Northern Arizona Suns Jon Bloom (@JonBloom) to discuss- - The benching of Eric Bledsoe for the rest of the season - If Brandon Knight sitting out due to "back spasms" was the final straw in Phoenix? - Is Charles Barkley a jerk? - Does LaVar...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 19, 2017
Why the Jarell Eddie 10-day signing makes sense for the Phoenix Suns

Why the Jarell Eddie 10-day signing makes sense for the Phoenix Suns

Three point shooting and another healthy body in the guard rotation Before I say anything about Jarell Eddie, let's look at the Suns and where they are now first. The Suns have officially shut down Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight for the rest of the season. Unofficially we can assume that Tyson Chandler has also been shut down for the season. He hasn't played since the All-Star break and although no one has actually announced that he has been shut down I think that is the case. Dragan Bender is still MIA after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs and there has been no word on when of...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 19, 2017
Phoenix Suns to sign Jarell Eddie to 10-day contract

Phoenix Suns to sign Jarell Eddie to 10-day contract

In the past two days, the Phoenix Suns have shut down a pair of point guards - Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight - for the rest of the season. The only real point guard remaining on active duty is rookie Tyler Ulis. They are a bit short on big men too, given that Tyson Chandler is no longer going to play this year. The most well-stocked positions on the team at the moment are the swing positions: small forward (T.J. Warren and rookie Derrick Jones Jr.) and shooting guard (Devin Booker and Leandro Barbosa). So the Suns signed a swing man. The Phoenix Suns plan to sign forward Jarell Eddie of...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 18, 2017
Brandon Knight now declared shut down for rest of season - arguments for and against him

Brandon Knight now declared shut down for rest of season - arguments for and against him

Knight joins Bledsoe and Chandler after refusing to play. Apparently, Brandon Knight feels like he’s been terribly wronged by the Phoenix Suns and now he’s refusing to even play for the team that committed $70 million to him through 2020. He refused to play on Wednesday night, declaring previously undisclosed ‘back tightness’ when the Suns suddenly decided to rest Eric Bledsoe and offered Knight the olive branch of a chance to come off the bench against the Kings after being out of the rotation the prior 11 games. Since then, he and the Suns have mutually agreed that Brandon Knight...
numberFire Mar 18, 2017

T.J. Warren scores 26 points in 37 minutes for Suns

Phoenix Suns small forward T.J. Warren turned in a gem during a 109-103 loss to the Orlando Magic on Friday, scoring 26 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks. What It Means: He made all 10 from the line and 8-of-13 from the field. The Suns are suddenly in dire straits for offense with Eric Bledsoe out for the year and shooting guard Devin Booker a little banged up. Warren is coming off a 24-point game when Bledsoe didn't play on Wednesday, so clearly his fantasy arrow is pointing way up. He should be owned everywhere. Warren's 28.34 nERD earned led...
numberFire Mar 18, 2017

Tyler Ulis scores 19 points in second start for Suns

Phoenix Suns point guard Tyler Ulis lived up to expectations during his start against the Orlando Magic on Friday, scoring 19 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 40 minutes. What It Means: It's going to be the Tyler Ulis show the rest of the season and nothing can get in his way. Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight have both been shut down, so Ulis will continue to flirt with 40 minutes and have the ball in his hands a ton. He could be a top-15 point guard in fantasy going forward, so he should be owned in even the shallowest of leagues. Despite the strong...
Magic outrun young Suns in Phoenix 109-103

Magic outrun young Suns in Phoenix 109-103

Defense was optional for most of the game, but when push came to shove, the Magic stepped up in the fourth quarter. It was an evenly-matched contest between two teams at the bottom of the standings, each with a very different philosophy on the rest of the season. The Orlando Magic, now 9.5 games back of the eighth seed with a win, relied heavily on their veterans. The Phoenix Suns, 11.5 back in the West, rolled with a starting lineup that included 23-year-old T.J. Warren as their oldest player with vets Eric Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler being shut down earlier this week. It would be a back...
numberFire Mar 17, 2017

Brandon Knight is out for the season for Suns

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight will not play for the rest of the season, head coach Earl Watson said. What It Means: It's not surprising and it confirms an earlier report. There is no reason given on Knight, but it's fair to say he's probably not happy about being rested since the break. With Knight out and Eric Bledsoe also shut down, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will be very busy. The Suns are not likely to get anything back in a Knight deal. Without Knight, numberFire's models project Ulis to record 14.5 points, 7.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 3-pointers...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 17, 2017
Game Preview: Will Knight reappear when Suns face Magic?

Game Preview: Will Knight reappear when Suns face Magic?

The Phoenix Suns have a big question at backup point guard tonight - will it be Brandon Knight or Ronnie Price? What: Orlando Magic (24-45) vs. Phoenix Suns (22-46) When: 7:00 PM AZ Time Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix AZ Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Drama has found the Stick again, or is it the other way around? According to local radio host John Gambadoro, Eric Bledsoe is unhappy about being benched, and Brandon Knight refused to play on Wednesday night as the tank rolls on. This was the danger in a race to the bottom: you can’t sit your mid-career vets without...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 17, 2017
NCAA Tournament prospect watch schedule: Friday, March 17th

NCAA Tournament prospect watch schedule: Friday, March 17th

The NBA: this is why we tank. On the heels of Eric Bledsoe being shut down for the remainder of the season by management and #TankMode officially commencing, I have a feeling that Suns fans are going to have a steep interest in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Below is a list of some of the prospects that take the hardwood today, accompanied with where they rank according to DraftExpress. Lucky enough for us -- Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum (doesn’t that sound like lead character in an action film?) have games that coincide with one another, providing some opportunity for real-time...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2017
Locked On Suns Thursday: Eric Bledsoe shut down for season

Locked On Suns Thursday: Eric Bledsoe shut down for season

Welp. Topics: Eric Bledsoe shut down Brandon Knight’s back spasms Skal’s big night Devin Booker forcing it
Sun Herald Mar 16, 2017

Suns bench healthy Eric Bledsoe for remainder of season

The Phoenix Suns are benching Eric Bledsoe, arguably their best player, for the final 15 games of the season. General manager Ryan McDonough said the decision was made to give …
Arizona Republic Mar 16, 2017
Suns GM Ryan McDonough explains Eric Bledsoe decision

Suns GM Ryan McDonough explains Eric Bledsoe decision

Bledsoe did have a little knee soreness but i don't think that's anything significant or anything to be concerned about long term.         
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2017
Report: Brandon Knight refused to play against Kings

Report: Brandon Knight refused to play against Kings

Shades of Scottie? Brandon Knight is not particularly well liked by Phoenix Suns fans. This story probably isn’t going to help. Or maybe it does if you’d just as soon not see him on the court anyway. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 is reporting that Knight gave the Suns his best Scottie Pippen impression on Wednesday evening, refusing to take the court when Phoenix hosted the Sacramento Kings. .@Gambo987 reports: Brandon Knight refused to play for #Suns against Kings. https://t.co/eGuil1bdzs— Arizona Sports (@AZSports) March 16, 2017 Reportedly, Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe...

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