|Feb. 8 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST23:42 UAE20:4214:42 ET1:42 PM CTNaN:� - Bender is set to have surgery on his injured right ankle and could miss the rest of the season.
Analysis: The Suns have not announced a timetable for his return but surely will not risk bringing back the 19-year-old too quickly. The fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft had played only once in Phoenix's past eight games due to the troublesome ankle.
|Feb. 8 4:01 PM PT5:01 PM MT6:01 PM CT7:01 PM ET0:01 GMT8:01 5:01 PM MST7:01 PM EST4:01 UAE (+1)01:0119:01 ET6:01 PM CTNaN:� - Bender had an arthroscopic procedure Wednesday to remove a bone spur in his right ankle. The team said Bender is expected to return to ''full basketball activity'' in four to six weeks.
Analysis: The fourth overall pick last summer, the 19-year-old Croatian player is averaging 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 12.7 minutes in 38 games.
|Dec. 26 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST7:31 UAE (+1)04:3122:31 ET9:31 PM CTNaN:� - Bender had the most productive game of his rookie season with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Monday's loss to Houston.
Analysis: Bender played 26:38 for his second-highest tally of the season. His 11 points and 13 boards matched his totals from the previous eight games.
|July 18 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CT1:45 - Phoenix got a look at a promising young core while going 4-2 in Las Vegas. All-Rookie selection Devin Booker averaged 26 points in his two games, top-10 picks Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss both showed potential and guard Tyler Ulis looked like a second-round keeper.
Analysis: Bender, the No. 4 pick from Croatia, shot just 27.5 percent from the field but managed 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in his five games.
|July 10 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST20:35 UAE18:3512:35 ET11:35 AM CT15:35 - Bender, the No. 4 overall pick in last month's draft, scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Saturday's win over Portland in Las Vegas Summer League action.
Analysis: It should be interesting to see how much time Bender gets next season.