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Phoenix Suns power forward/center Dario Saric will miss Monday's contest versus the Grizzlies due to the league's health and safety protocols. With the Suns not having taken the floor for a week, this is the first that fantasy managers are hearing about Saric's absence. With Jalen Smith joining Saric on the sidelines, Frank Kaminsky is likely to see minutes as the team's backup center, while Cameron Johnson should remain sizably in the mix within the second unit. Saric has averaged 10.6 points and 4.6 rebounds across seven games this year, but season-long managers in deep leagues will have to wait for him to be cleared before he can be added to rosters again.
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul recorded his second straight double-double in a loss to Washington on Monday night. Paul has now recorded 21 assists in his last two games, with two strong shooting performances from the field. The 35-year-old has been a bit less productive than in past years, though he's still likely getting acclimated in the Phoenix offense. He could be a good buy-low option, as his three-point shooting and steal numbers are likely to improve as the season goes on.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker scored a season-high 33 points in Monday's loss to the Wizards. Booker shot an efficient 52.4 percent from the field and was perfect from the charity stripe on 10 attempts- he's now made 16 straight free throws in his last two games. Booker has also taken better care of the ball and knocked down more triples in January, two areas he struggled in earlier this season. He should be in line for another productive outing in Wednesday's contest with Atlanta, who has allowed 111.1 points per game this season.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker scored 25 points with seven assists, three rebounds, two steals, and a triple in a 125-117 win over Indiana. Booker has scored 20-plus while shooting at least 42 percent from the field in each of his last five games, a decent floor for fantasy managers. Still, it's been a disappointing season so far from a fantasy standpoint, despite how impressive the Suns look as a team, largely because of Booker's 4.8 turnovers per game and poor free-throw shooting. He'll likely turn it around sooner rather than later, which makes him an intriguing player to target in trade offers at the moment.
Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges poured in a career-high 34 points in a 125-117 win over the Pacers. Bridges had previously struggled to 26.9 percent shooting from the field in his previous three games, though he put that in the rearview with this incredible performance. The 24-year-old added six triples, three rebounds, two assists, and a block in 35 minutes. Bridges' played like a star out there, particularly as a shooter, considering his 6 of 8 performance from beyond the arc. Phoenix looks like a strong team at 7-3- and Bridges is certainly a big part of that as a top-100 value in fantasy basketball right now.