Chriss submitted 22 points (8-19 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-8 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 40 minutes in a 129-104 loss to the Kings on Tuesday. After four consecutive games of single-digit scoring, the volatile Chriss was able to finish his rookie season on a high note with his sixth 20-point game of the campaign. Though Chriss' penchant for getting in foul trouble and turning the ball often made his production highly unreliable from game to game, he remained ahead of fellow lottery pick Dragan Bender in the pecking order at power forward for much of the season, and the 19-year-old should open 2017-18 as the team's starter. Chriss closed out the second half of his first NBA season with averages of 12.7 points (on 49.8% shooting), 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.0 assist in 26.8 minutes per game, which is probably a fair baseline for what to expect from him throughout next season.
Chriss posted 19 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal over 34 minutes in Saturday's 130-117 loss to the Trail Blazers. The rookie continues to generate excellent production on both the scoreboard and glass, with Saturday's game serving as his eighth with double-digit scoring over the last 10 contests. Chriss also took advantage of Portland's notoriously poor defense down low to notch his second game with double-digit boards over the last six. The 19-year-old figures to be in for plenty of run in the Suns' remaining games and retains considerable value in keeper and dynasty formats heading into the offseason.
Chriss pitched in with 20 points (9-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists and one steal over 34 minutes in Thursday's 124-118 loss to the Clippers. Chriss posted double-digit scoring for the seventh time in the last nine games, easily his longest such streak of the season. The 19-year-old big man's rebounds were also back up after consecutive outings with just three boards apiece, and he's now hauled in at least six rebounds in seven of the last nine contests as well. Factoring in Thursday's production, Chriss is averaging 13.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in March, which along with his 48.7 and 38.1 percent success rates from the field and three-point range, all serve as career-best numbers.
Chriss scored 24 points (7-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT) while adding seven rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 112-97 loss to the Heat. The minutes were a career high for the 19-year-old rookie, while the scoring effort was his best since he dropped 27 on the Bucks in early February. Chriss is putting together a solid month of March, averaging 13.1 points, 5.6 boards, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.9 blocks and 0.9 steals and giving a glimpse of the multi-category producer he could develop into down the road.
Chriss scored 16 points (5-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and one steal over 26 minutes in Sunday's 112-95 loss to the Pistons. The Suns were extremely short-handed and rolled the dice with a very young lineup on Sunday. Chriss has been a staple in the starting five of late, primarily at power forward, although he has seen time at center as well. He got in a bit of foul trouble on Sunday and was spelled by Jared Dudley and Alan Williams, but still posted an efficient stat line. He's had a decent March while averaging about 26 minutes of usage per game, with 12 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over 10 contests. Owners in keeper formats should definitely have Chriss on their radar, although he has minimal value in most formats at this point.
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