UPDATE: Jan. 28, 8:25 p.m. — Rubio will start vs. the Mavericks.
#Mavs starters: Doncic, Curry, Hardaway, Jr., Finney-Smith, Porzingis#Suns starters: Rubio, Booker, Oubre Jr., Bridges, Ayton@1033fmESPN— Mike Peasley (@PeasESPN) January 29, 2020
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.
Ricky Rubio (ankle) has officially been upgraded to probable to play tonight in Dallas. Monty Williams says Rubio went through shootaround. #Suns— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) January 28, 2020
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.
Ricky Rubio is questionable for tomorrow's game in Dallas due to a right ankle injury.— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) January 27, 2020
Baynes, Cam and Kaminsky all remain out.
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.