News: Chandler (hamstring) is doubtful to play Sunday in Toronto, Paul Coro of AZCentral.com reports.
Impact: Chandler exited the Suns' game Friday early in the first quarter due to a hamstring pull, and was unable to return. Phoenix will likely play it safe with their veteran center in order to avoid a lingering injury. If Chandler is unable to go Sunday, as expected, his next opportunity to play will be Tuesday in Brooklyn. The big man is putting up 7.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game on the year.
News: Teletovic pitched in 10 points (3-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, an assist, a steal and a pair of blocks over 21 minutes in Friday's 135-116 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Teletovic has now received 21 minutes or more of playing time in seven of his last eight contests, but he has shot under 50 percent in all but one of those games. He has notably drained multiple three-pointers in every appearance but one over that span, which has helped him post five double-digit scoring performances during that period despite the subpar accuracy. Teletovic's minutes appear secure at present, and he is providing solid production across other categories, notably rebounds. The veteran has hauled in 32 boards over his last eight outings, giving him some bottom-of-the-roster value in deep leagues and rendering him a serviceable near-minimum price punt play in daily formats.
News: Warren poured in a career-high 28 points (12-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists and two steals over 35 minutes in Friday's 135-116 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Warren enjoyed a momentous night in the loss, and may be on the verge of usurping incumbent P.J. Tucker for the starting small forward spot. The second-year pro's 28 points were a career high, and his 12-for-16 performance from the field impressively marked the fourth time that Warren has been at 70 percent or better with his shot so far this season. With Warren showing what he can do with a starter's allotment of playing time, a significant boost in opportunity may be on the horizon, making him a good "buy-low" candidate in fantasy leagues at the moment.
News: Knight tallied 21 points (9-19 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, a rebound and a steal over 35 minutes in Friday's 135-116 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Knight appears to have really hit his stride offensively in his first full season in Phoenix. The 23-year-old has scored in double digits in every game to date, been over 30 points twice, and collected two double-doubles and a triple-double so far in the new campaign. Although his defense appears to have suffered somewhat, Knight is still providing excellent all-around fantasy performances on the majority of nights.
News: Bledsoe posted 21 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt), seven assists, a rebound and three steals over 34 minutes in Friday's 135-116 loss to the Warriors.
Impact: Bledsoe put together a much stronger offensive performance than in his first game back from his knee ailment on Wednesday. While he was only able to muster 31 percent shooting from the field versus the Pelicans in that contest, Bledsoe equaled his season-best in that category with a 69 percent figure Friday, going 9-of-13 on his shot attempts. The performance included an outstanding 60 percent rate from beyond the arc, making it the veteran guard's fourth consecutive contest with at least a 50 percent success rate from long range. Bledsoe, along with backcourt mate Brandon Knight, continues to be a linchpin of the Suns offense, particularly with forward Markieff Morris having a down year so far.
News: Chandler is questionable to return to Friday's game with a hamstring strain, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Chandler left the game early in the first quarter after suffering right hamstring strain. He had pulled down two rebounds in four minutes before exiting. The Suns will need all the help they can get against the red hot Warriors, so Chandler's return would be helpful.
News: Chandler (illness) will return to the starting lineup Friday against Golden State, the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Chandler was held out of Wednesday's game due to illness, but he was present at shootaround Friday and will return to his usual starting center spot. That means Alex Len, who started Wednesday, will shift back to a bench role.