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Suns' Deandre Ayton: Sidelined through weekend
Ayton (hip) will not play either Friday versus the Kings or Saturday versus the 76ers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republicreports.
Ayton had been ruled out for the finale of the team's three-game road trip Friday in Sacramento, but head coach Monty Williams later relayed that the big man will miss at least the next two contests. Bismack Biyombo figures to remain in the starting five, and Jock Landale should also claim some spare minutes.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Deandre Ayton: Out again Friday
Ayton (hip) will miss Friday's game against the Kings, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Ayton didn't make the trip to Sacramento for Friday's contest, the conclusion of the team's three-game road trip. As a result, the big man's next opportunity to take the floor comes when the team returns home for the second half of a back-to-back set Saturday when the Suns host the Sixers. Bismack Biyombo figures to draw another start in his absence, with Jock Landale also figuring to handle a few extra minutes.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Landry Shamet: Moving into larger role
Shamet scored 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 122-111 loss to the Lakers.
After he had been sidelined for much of the past two months with a right foot injury, Shamet didn't necessarily look as though he would be a lock to re-enter the rotation once healthy, but he's surprisingly picked up 20-plus-minute workloads off the bench in both of his first two games since returning from his lengthy absence. He's been impressive on the defensive end and as a perimeter shooter in both of those contests, and Shamet already appears to be viewed as the Suns' top wing off the bench for the time being. He paced all Phoenix reserves in minutes by a wide margin Wednesday, with Jock Landale (21 minutes) ranking second.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Bismack Biyombo: Grabs eight boards
Biyombo provided six points (3-4 FG, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 26 minutes during Wednesday's 122-111 loss to the Lakers.
Biyombo made his second straight start in place of Deandre Ayton (hip), but he was again unable to match Ayton's level of offensive production. Biyombo is averaging just 6.5 points in the two-game span, though he's done okay on the boards with 7.0 rebounds per contest. The one area in which Biyombo can outshine Ayton is blocks. Biyombo has five swats over his past two games, as many as Ayton has in his past six contests combined.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Chris Paul: Posts well-rounded line in loss
Paul accumulated 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 122-111 loss to the Lakers.
Paul finished second on Phoenix in scoring behind Devin Booker's 33 points, but the Suns were outscored by 16 points while he was on the court. The veteran point guard was much quieter than usual as a distributor, finishing with his lowest assist total since Feb. 1. Paul came into the contest averaging 10.2 assists over his previous nine games.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Devin Booker: Big second half not enough
Booker finished with 33 points (11-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT), six rebounds and five assists across 41 minutes during Wednesday's 122-111 loss to the Lakers.
Booker posted just eight points over the first two periods Wednesday, but he exploded for 25 points after halftime to finish with a team-best 33. The star guard was impressively efficient from the field, knocking down 11 of 15 attempts with a 10-for-12 mark from the charity stripe. Booker has scored 30-plus points in six consecutive road games and knocked down at least half of his shot attempts in eight of his past 10 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Deandre Ayton: Remains out Wednesday
Ayton won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Lakers due to a hip injury, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Ayton will miss a second straight, although his injury has gone from being listed as a groin issue to his hip. Bismack Biyombo started against the Thunder in his absence. Ayton's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Landry Shamet: Drills three triples in return
Shamet (foot) finished with 10 points (3-4 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists and one steal across 20 minutes in Sunday's 124-120 loss to the Thunder.
Though Shamet was playing for the first time since Jan. 16 after a prolonged absence due to a right foot injury, Suns head coach Monty Williams showed no hesitation about carving out a meaningful role for the 26-year-old in his return. Shamet was the fourth Suns player to check into the game off the bench, and he ended up leading all Phoenix reserves in minutes. It's possible, however, that his playing time may have been elevated due to starting wing Josh Okogie logging just 21 minutes while battling foul trouble, so Shamet doesn't look to be the most dependable streaming option for three-point production heading into the Suns' next game Wednesday versus the Lakers.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Torrey Craig: Four rejections Sunday
Craig provided seven points (2-7 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, four blocks and three assists across 31 minutes during Sunday's 124-120 loss to Oklahoma City.
Making his sixth straight start in the absence of Kevin Durant (ankle), Craig recorded a season high in blocks while notching multiple rejections for the third time during that stretch. His three-and-D skill set gives him some modest deep-league value while he's starting, and over those six games he's averaging 5.2 points, 5.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 threes.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Chris Paul: Double-double against OKC
Paul notched 14 points (5-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 assists, six rebounds, three steals and one block across 33 minutes during Sunday's 124-120 loss to the Thunder.
Paul came away with his 16th double-double of the season in the narrow loss. The veteran point guard has scored in double digits in eight straight games, helping to cover for the latest Kevin Durant (ankle) absence, and over that stretch he's averaging 13.5 points, 10.1 assists, 4.9 boards, 2.0 steals and 1.6 threes.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Devin Booker: Erupts for 46 in loss
Booker produced 46 points (18-28 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 36 minutes during Sunday's 124-120 loss to the Thunder.
It's the second time in the last six games Booker has poured in more than 40 points, but this time it didn't get the Suns in the win column. Kevin Durant (ankle) has missed all six of those games and is still at least a couple weeks away from returning, so Phoenix should continue to lean heavily on Booker in the meantime. Over Durant's latest absence, Booker is averaging 33.2 points, 3.7 boards, 3.2 assists, 2.3 threes and 1.5 steals while shooting 58.2 percent from the floor and 42.4 percent from long distance.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Bismack Biyombo: Will start Sunday
Biyombo will start Sunday's game against the Thunder.
Biyombo will get the spot start with Deandre Ayton (groin) out. Across nine starts this season, the veteran back has averaged 7.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 23.4 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Landry Shamet: Officially available
Shamet (foot) is available for Sunday's matchup in Oklahoma City.
As expected, Shamet has been upgraded from probable to available and will suit up for the first time since Jan. 16. Prior to the foot injury, the fifth-year wing was solid part of Phoenix's rotation, averaging 9.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 21.4 minutes. He may be limited in his return but figures to carve out a sizable role before long and will remain a prominent piece until Kevin Durant (ankle) returns.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|D. Ayton C Deandre Ayton C||Hip|
|K. Durant PF Kevin Durant PF||Ankle|
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