Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 8 Hrs

Thomas tied his season-high of 17 shots Friday, scoring 17 points (7-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in 29 minutes and dishing out five assists off the bench.

Thomas now has 10 or more points in each of his past six games, and in seven out of his past eight. His assist numbers aren't lighting up the box score, but he makes a viable fantasy option given that he's averaging 11 shot attempts per game and 15.2 points.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 9 Days

Thomas scored 23 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3P, 6-10 FT) with three rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes off the bench.

Goran Dragic returned to the lineup from his lower back strain, but Thomas still turned in his second straight 20+ point night. He's not getting enough minutes to be a consistent contributor in shallower leagues, but Thomas is still capable of getting hot at any time.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 11 Days

Thomas scored 20 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3P, 4-5 FT) in 26 minutes off the bench Monday.

He didn't supply much in the way of secondary production, but with Goran Dragic (back) sidelined and Gerald Green getting the start, Thomas was the Suns' primary scoring threat off the bench. He looks to be getting back into the flow after his ankle injury, so if you've kept him on your reserve list waiting for Thomas to step up, it looks like you can get him active again.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 12 Days

Thomas scored six points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

Thomas has played 28 and 20 minutes in his two games since returning from a bruised ankle. This game got out of hand early for the Suns which limited Thomas's playing time in this game. Look for his minutes and production to return to normal soon.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 14 Days

Thomas came off the bench Friday for the Suns after missing eight games with a bruised ankle, scoring 10 points (3-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT).

Thomas was clearly rusty after missing time. On the season, Thomas is making 39.3 percent of his threes and prior to his injury, averaged 15.5 points per game. Owners should feel comfortable using him now, especially as he gets more time under his belt.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 15 Days

Thomas (ankle) is expected to return to the court against Detroit on Friday, The Arizona Republic reports.

Thomas has missed eight-straight games with an ankle bruise but seems poised to play off the bench per usual Friday. That being said, Thomas admitted that he's still not pain free, so coach Jeff Hornacek may ultimately monitor his minutes in the short term.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 18 Days

Thomas (ankle bruise) will not play Tuesday, the Arizona Republic reports.

Thomas is missing his eighth straight game, and there's no firm timetable on his return, though he continues to be considered day-to-day. Bone bruises only heal with persistent rest, so it's probably best to leave Thomas on the bench until he actually makes it through a game healthy.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 18 Days

Thomas (ankle) will not play Monday against the Clippers, The Arizona Republic reports.

This is the seventh-consecutive game that Thomas will be sidelined with his lingering ankle injury. His next opportunity to take the court will be against the Heat on Tuesday.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 21 Days

Thomas (ankle) is out for Saturday against the Rockets, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.

This is game number six that Thomas will miss. His next chance to return will be Monday against the Clippers.

Isaiah Thomas PG PHO 21 Days

Thomas (ankle) hopes to play Saturday against the Rockets, the Arizona Republic reports.

Friday night's absence marked his fifth game on the shelf with the injury. Thomas played in a four-on-four scrimmage during practice Thursday, but tweaked the ankle again while driving to the basket. Consider him questionable to return Saturday night.