News: Bledsoe (knee) will return to action Wednesday versus the Pelicans, Paul Coro of AZCentral.com reports.
Impact: Bledsoe missed his first game of the year Monday due to soreness in his left knee, but will return to action Wednesday. Phoenix really struggled taking care of the rock without him, so his return is as welcomed by the Suns as well as fantasy owners. It appears Phoenix was simply being cautious with Bledsoe Monday, and it is doubtful he will face any minute restrictions.
News: Len will start at center Wednesday against the Pelicans, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: With Tyson Chandler ruled out with an illness, Len gets the unexpected start even though he's played a total of just eight minutes over the last two games. Look for Jon Leuer to also see considerable minutes Wednesday, while most likely eating away at Len's viability despite getting the starting nod.
News: Chandler (illness) will sit out Wednesday against the Pelicans, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Chandler was actually expected to play, despite missing morning shootaround, but apparently his illness didn't improve over the course of the day. Fellow center Alex Len will get the start in his place, with Jon Leuer serving as the main backup.
News: Cotton is on track to be called up from the D-League by the Suns prior to Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Impact: Cotton has been impressive thus far in the D-League, averaging 22 points, 4.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 35 minutes per game through four games for the Austin Spurs. His performance has caught the eye of the Suns, who are in the process of calling him up to provide depth at the guard position. Eric Bledsoe (sore knee) will likely be a game-time decision Wednesday, and if he ends up being held out, Cotton could immediately see light minutes off the bench.
News: Chandler missed shootaround Wednesday morning due to illness, but he's expected to play later in the evening against the Pelicans, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republicreports.
Impact: Chandler remained home during shootaround to rest, but it sounds as though the Suns aren't overly worried about this status Wednesday night. The veteran's numbers are down fairly significantly across the board this season, but he remains one of the better defensive-minded, rim-protecting centers in the league. He'll be sorely needed Wednesday with a matchup against Anthony Davis on the docket.
News: Bledsoe (knee) remains questionable to play Wednesday against New Orleans, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Bledsoe is battling soreness in his left knee, and the ailment kept him out of Monday's loss to the Spurs. While he said the knee has improved, he's still unsure whether or not he'll play, so he could end up being a game-time decision. If Bledsoe is held out, rookie Devin Booker could be in line to make his second career start.