Leuer exploded for a season-best 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 12 rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes Wednesday against the Pelicans. Leuer made the most of Tyson Chandler (illness) sitting, and took on the main backup duties at the front court for the Suns. That being said, he isn't likely going to sustain this value when Chandler returns shortly, as he has both Chandler and Alex Len ahead of him in the depth chart.
Leuer will move back to a reserve role with Markieff Morris (knee) slated to return to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Bulls, Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic reports. Leuer started the Suns' last two games in place of Morris, but didn't notice a dramatic uptick in playing time, as he saw 19 minutes last Saturday versus the Nuggets and 21 minutes Monday against the Lakers. Expect his playing time to settle in the high-teens while he comes off the bench, which will likely prevent him from supplying much notable fantasy production.
Leuer will get the start Monday versus the Lakers, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports. Leuer will get his second consecutive start Monday with Markief Morris out again. Leuer put up seven points, five rebounds, two assists, and one three in 19 minutes in Saturday's blowout win over the Nuggets. He'll likely matchup against Julius Randle of the Lakers.
Leuer will get the start at power forward Saturday, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports. Leuer will replace Markieff Morris, who will not play after sustaining a knee sprain during Thursday's game against the Clippers. Leuer will likely cede some minutes to T.J. Warren in small-ball lineups, but he could be a decent daily play against the dismal Nuggets.
Leuer totaled seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, and one steal Monday in a loss versus the Clippers. Leuer only played 12 minutes off the bench, which are the fewest minutes he's played all season. However, he did play more than fellow reserve big men Alex Len and Mirza Teletovic. The Suns relied heavily on their starters Monday, which could explain why Leuer's minutes declined further. Leuer's offensive efficiency and solid 3-point shooting so far could help him stay in the rotation for playing time, though.
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