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  • Mavericks' Tariq Owens: Won't return Wednesday

    Owens (knee) is out for the remainder of Wednesday's Summer League game against the Jazz, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Owens appeared to suffer a non-contact injury to his left leg while going up for a layup, and after staying down for some time, he managed to limp to the locker room under his own power. The extent of the injury remains unclear at this time, but the Mavs are calling it a left knee injury.

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  • Tariq Owens: Scores 10 points off bench

    Owens notched 10 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 FT), five blocks, three rebounds and an assist across 23 minutes off the bench in Thursday's loss against Fort Wayne.

    Owens delivered an impressive performance on both ends of the court for Long Island, as he missed just one shot from the field and also recorded five swats, making his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball. Owens hasn't seen consistent minutes off the bench, though, and his limited role also translates to limited upside.

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  • Tariq Owens: Scores four points off bench

    Owens delivered four points (2-3 FG), an assist and a block across 13 minutes off the bench in Sunday's loss against Greensboro.

    Owens continues to play a lesser role off the bench for Long Island, and he's not expected to see major on-court time or have lots of upside while sharing playing time with Reggie Perry. He is logging under 10 minutes per game early in the season.

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  • Tariq Owens: Joins Nets' affiliate for G League bubble

    The G League's Long Island Nets announced Wednesday that Owens will be a member of its 12-man roster for the 2020-21 G League season in Orlando.

    The Nets acquired Owens' G League rights after he spent the 2019-20 season as a member of Phoenix's organization. As a two-way player for the Suns last season, Owens made three appearances at the NBA level, averaging 5.0 minutes per contest.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Not available for season restart

    Owens was excluded from the Suns' 15-man roster for the season restart in Orlando, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    As the Suns' only two-way player, Owens was an obvious choice to be the odd man out, given that Phoenix has 15 other men signed to standard NBA contracts. Owens' deal is set to expire this offeason, but Phoenix would retain his rights as a restricted free agent if they elect to tender him a contract for 2020-21. The undrafted rookie out of Texas Tech made three appearances at the NBA level this season, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebound in 5.0 minutes per game.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Double-double in win

    Owens collected 20 points (10-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 138-131 G League loss to the Iowa Wolves.

    Owens dropped 20 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the year. The 24-year-old is averaging 17.3 points over his last three contests and remains one of Northern Arizona's best offensive options in the paint. On the year, Owens is averaging 10.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 24.2 minutes.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Strong performance over 30 minutes

    Owens finished with 19 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist over 30 minutes during Wednesday's 128-115 G League loss to the Oklahoma City Blue.

    Owens turned in a complete game, making a difference on both ends of the floor for his seventh double-double of the season. His 19 points marked his second-highest scoring output of the season thanks to a 9-for-14 shooting night. On the season, the 24-year-old averages 9.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 23.9 minutes per game.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Called up to Phoenix

    Owens was recalled from the G League ahead of Monday's game against the Lakers, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.

    The Suns will be without Aron Baynes (hip), Deandre Ayton (ankle) and Frank Kaminsky (kneecap) Monday night, which is likely the reason for this move. Owens has appeared in just two contests this season, tallying two points and two rebounds in 11 total minutes.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Career-high 22 points in loss

    Owens finished with 22 points (9-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal over 34 minutes during Saturday's 122-113 G League loss to Agua Caliente.

    Owens enjoyed an efficient day from the field while hitting both attempts from beyond the arc to power a career-high scoring performance. The 24-year-old's big night corresponds with the absence of Northern Arizona's top scorer, Jared Harper, who is dealing with a right wrist injury. It's unclear how much time Harper will miss, but it appears Owens will benefit in the scoring depart in the meantime.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Transferred to NBA

    Owens was transferred to the NBA on Saturday.

    Owens hasn't appeared in an NBA game this season. That could change Sunday against the Bucks.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: Records three blocks

    Owens tallied 16 points (8-10 FG), three assists, three blocks and one rebound across 19 minutes during Thursday's 117-88 G League victory over the Agua Caliente Clippers.

    Owens has scored efficiently down low lately, hitting 19 of 23 field-goal attempts over his past three games. The 24-year-old has not played a major role in Northern Arizona's offense, as he averages 9.5 points on the year along with 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

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  • Suns' Tariq Owens: To sign two-way deal

    Owens is expected to sign a two-way contract with the Suns, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.

    Owens has spent 23 games this season with the Northern Arizona Suns, averaging nine points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 24.3 minutes. He'll fill the final two-way spot on the Suns' roster.

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  • Tariq Owens: Leads team in scoring

    Owens registered 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 26 minutes of G League action during Friday's 101-93 victory over the Vipers.

    Owens has enjoyed a string of strong performances lately, as he's hit 19 of 28 attempts from the field while pulling down 30 rebounds and six blocks over the last three games. His efforts helped Northern Arizona break its 13-game losing streak while starting a winning streak of two games. He'll look to continue providing effective minutes as one of the G League Suns' most-consistent contributors.

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  • Tariq Owens: Collects 16 points in loss

    Owens posted 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 24 minutes during Saturday's 124-120 G League loss to South Bay.

    Owens saw a bit of extra floor time with Norense Odiase out with an illness Saturday, and he took advantage, posting his second-best offensive game of the year. He snagged his first steal in four games and recorded multiple blocks for his fifth time in six games. The extra minutes may not last long, though, due to the short nature of winter illnesses.

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  • Tariq Owens: Back in action

    Owens (concussion) missed just one game due to a concussion and has rejoined the action, logging 30 minutes Sunday versus Sioux Falls and again Tuesday against Memphis.

    Owens should continue to play a key role in Northern Arizona's rotation, as he's tallying 9.3 points and 8.4 boards while playing north of 25 minutes per contest. Owens has not found his stroke from deep, shooting just 20 percent from beyond the arc, but he serves capably as an interior force.

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  • Tariq Owens: In concussion protocol

    Owens did not play in Friday's game versus the Sioux Falls Force due to a concussion.

    Owens remains in the concussion protocol and his absence from Friday's contest likely leaves his status in doubt with the team's next contest just a day later. Over the six contests he's appeared in this season, Owens has averaged nine points, 9.5 boards and 1.5 blocks over 23.9 minutes, so his absence will certainly be noticed among the regular rotation.

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  • Tariq Owens: Grabs 12 boards

    Owens tallied eight points, 12 rebounds and one steal across 34 minutes during Saturday's G League loss to Lakeland.

    Owens continues to dominate the glass, as he's averaging 10.8 rebounds per game. While he's not a prolific scorer, he's still averaging a double-double through five games by matching his rebounding numbers with 10.8 points per game.

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  • Tariq Owens: Double-double in win

    Owens registered 17 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and a rebound across 29 minutes during Thursday's 109-100 G League win over Santa Clara.

    Owens was a menace in the paint, pulling down 13 boards while swatting four shots as well. The Texas Tech product also attempted a pair of threes during the contest, but neither fell. Through four games of action, Owens is shooting 58.1 percent from the field along with 10.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 1.3 assists and 0.8 steals.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Odenton, MD
Age: 29