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35 Dragan Bender PF

Phoenix Suns

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
10%1%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
3812.73.22.20.437.1

Player Updates

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Suns' Dragan Bender: Puts up shots during warmups Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bender (ankle) was able to get up some shots on the court during the Suns' pregame warmup Sunday, Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports.

Bender has been sidelined since early February after requiring surgery on his right ankle, but the Suns haven't closed the door on him returning at some point during the final two and a half weeks of the season. He's been out of a walking boot for more than a month and may only need to regain conditioning at this point following the long layoff. Once he's cleared to play, Bender would likely serve as the top backup at power forward to Marquese Chriss, resulting in fewer minutes for veteran Jared Dudley.

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Suns' Dragan Bender: Out four-to-six weeks following surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bender (ankle) has been ruled out for four-to-six weeks following arthroscopic surgery Wednesday, David Aldridge of TNT reports.

This ends up being pretty good news for the rookie forward, as earlier reports feared that Bender missing the remainder of the season was a real possibility. The timetable given would mean that Bender would have a chance to return in early-to-mid March, but given the Suns' playoff hopes are a long shot, they likely won't be in any rush to bring their rookie back. Fellow rookie Marquese Chriss could potentially be pushed into even more minutes at the power forward position in Bender's absence, but the big the big man being out shouldn't have too drastic of an impact on the team's rotation.

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Suns' Dragan Bender: Will undergo ankle surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bender underwent surgery on his sore ankle Wednesday and could miss the rest of the season, John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com reports.

The Suns won't have a concrete timetable for Bender until after the procedure is completed, but given that the playoffs are still a pipe dream for Phoenix along with the fact that there's a little over two months remaining on the schedule, it would be surprising if the organization rushed the prized lottery pick back into action. Bender had missed four games to close out January due to the sore ankle and aggravated the injury in his return to action Feb. 1, missing the Suns' subsequent three contests. With Bender likely starting at a multi-week absence at the very least, Marquese Chriss could be pressed into even more minutes as the starting power forward, while P.J. Tucker and T.J. Warren could also see more run at the position.

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Suns' Dragan Bender: Out Monday vs. Pelicans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bender (ankle) is out for Monday's matchup against the Pelicans, Doug Haller of AZCentral.com reports.

Coach Earl Watson considers Bender game-to-game, but he won't suit up for Monday's game. Bender has missed six of the past seven games for the Suns, allowing guys like Marquese Chriss and Alex Len to see bumps in minutes, though coach Watson hasn't stuck to a consistent bench rotation this season, making either player a risky DFS play.

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Suns' Dragan Bender: Out Saturday vs. Bucks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bender (ankle) is out for Saturday's tilt against the Bucks.

Bender's ankle issues continue, as he'll miss Saturday's game against the Bucks. P.J. Tucker, T.J. Warren, and Alex Len should all see extra run as a result,.

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Last 7 Games
  OPP MIN PTS TREB AST TO STL BLK
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Complete Game Log
Two Week Schedule
MARCH /APRIL
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@DET
L 95-112
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@MIA
L 97-112
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@BKN
L 98-126
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@BOS
L 120-130
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@CHA
L 106-120
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@ATL
7:30 pm
Tickets
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LAC
10:00 pm
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31
1
@POR
10:00 pm
Tickets
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2016-17Phoenix384814612437.1268132.13837.51213.2
TOTAL384814612437.1268132.13837.51213.2
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2016-17Phoenix38481822.2170.490.2190.527
TOTAL38481822.2170.490.2190.527
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
7-1/225
Birthdate:
11/17/1997
Age:
19
Hometown:
Capljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Team:
Phoenix Suns
School:

NBA Experience:
0