Trevor Ariza (personal) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. OKC.
Advice: We don't have any details as to the nature of Ariza's absence, but he was not with the team for Wednesday's game vs. San Antonio or Friday's practice. Hopefully, all is well with Ariza and his family. Mikal Bridges made his first career start on Wednesday and hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points, two rebounds and a block in 25 minutes. Josh Jackson had 14 points and four boards in 22 minutes off the bench. Ryan Anderson logged just seven minutes in the blowout. Expect Jackson and Bridges to divvy up minutes once again on Saturday.
Ariza will miss a second straight game Saturday due to a personal matter.
Advice: It's unclear if Ariza will join the Suns for their four-game road trip that begins Monday in Philadelphia. Rookie Mikal Bridges started in the veteran's place Wednesday and had eight points in 25 minutes against the Spurs.
Trevor Ariza (personal) is not with the team for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Advice: It's a home game for the Suns, so hopefully everything is OK with Ariza. With him out tonight, there should be a big opportunity for Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges, so maybe they can earn more time going forward with extra minutes tonight. Ryan Anderson may get the start, but isn't worth using in most formats unless it's a stream.
Trevor Ariza scored eight points Monday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-101. Ariza grabbed three rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -22 in his 28:31 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Ariza went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Trevor Ariza scored nine points Saturday, going 2 of 7 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-99. Ariza grabbed four rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -19 in his 33:18 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Ariza went 1 of 6 from behind the arc.
Trevor Ariza scored 11 points Thursday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Boston Celtics 116-109 in overtime. Ariza grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 41:45 of playing time. He added one block. Ariza went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Trevor Ariza scored 11 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.
Advice: Coach Igor Kokoskov is getting all he can out of Ariza with the veteran looking time often in the fourth, but he continues to be on track for minutes in the upper 30s when garbage time isn't a factor. Ariza is on pace for easily his best dimes average since 2011, and his value should start to improve once he starts to make shots to go with the well-rounded lines. He may trend down later as the Suns tank it up, but Ariza is worth owning in standard leagues.
Trevor Ariza scored eight points Tuesday, going 3 of 4 from the field, as the Phoenix Suns lost to the Brooklyn Nets 104-82. Ariza grabbed seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 31:12 on the floor. He added one block. Ariza went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.