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Ricky Rubio will start Tuesday vs. Mavericks [UPDATE]

Suns G is dealing with an ankle injury but will play after going through shootaround. We take a look at the potential fantasy basketball impact.

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio dribbles the ball while being defended by New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 28, 8:25 p.m. — Rubio will start vs. the Mavericks.

UPDATE: Jan. 28, 1:25 p.m. — Rubio has been upgraded to probable vs. the Mavericks. He went through shootaround, which is usually a precursor to a player being able to give it a go.

So for now, we can stand down on any potential value on the Suns. If Rubio ends up playing — which is likely — Carter and Okobo won’t have big roles, though I’d still consider Booker a solid GPP play on DraftKings.

Phoenix Suns PG Ricky Rubio is questionable to play in Tuesday’s game vs. the Dallas Mavericks. This is a new injury for Rubio, who has played in each of the past six games since his child was born on Jan. 14. Aron Baynes, Cameron Johnson and Frank Kaminsky all remain out for Phoenix.

Fantasy basketball analysis: Phoenix Suns SG Devin Booker

Normally when Rubio is sidelined, the Suns opt to move Booker to PG and have him handle the ball exclusively. Chances are we could see Jevon Carter start at the point or Elie Okobo, who has done so in the past. Either way, it’s a great spot for Booker, who should see a bump in usage and shot attempts. Carter and Okobo don’t offer much fantasy upside. Mikal Bridges may see more run and Kelly Oubre Jr. should be asked to do more on offense as well.