Fantasy Basketball: How Should We Treat the Phoenix Suns' Backcourt?
Going into and throughout the NBA offseason, the big question for the Phoenix Suns was whether or not they would trade Eric Bledsoe or Brandon Knight in order to make room for the already rising Devin Booker at one of their sides. Having gone through the summer without doing so, the question now is whether the trio of guards will be able to co-exist this season.
Will head coach Earl Watson find a way to make it all work? Or will he find himself at the helm of failed guard experiment 2.0?
It appears -- at least, at this moment -- that the 37-year-old Watson has found a solution.
Earl Watson said Bledsoe, Booker, Warren, Dudley and Chandler will start tonight and that will be the Suns regular-season lineup.
— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 3, 2016
So, the 19-year-old Booker will get the nod alongside Bledsoe, with Knight taking the backseat and coming off the bench.
If you want to boil it all down, this obviously means big potential for Booker and Bledsoe (if healthy) while it places a cap on Knight's opportunities to rack up minutes and production. In terms of fantasy hoops, though, things can get a little more complicated.
Here's how you should treat each of the Suns' top guards (including rookie Tyler Ulis) going into your fantasy drafts.