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Suns' Nassir Little: Available for Friday
Little (personal) will be available for Friday's game against Denver.
Little missed Wednesday's game against the Raptors, but he's set to return Friday. Little has been giving the Suns quality minutes in recent games, scoring in double figures in four of his last five contests.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Grayson Allen: Available for Friday
Allen (illness) will be available for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Allen has missed the past two games for the Suns, but he's no longer showing up on the injury report. He's had a solid campaign so far, averaging 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 three-pointers. He could have more touches coming his way if Devin Booker (ankle) is unable to play.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Devin Booker: Listed as questionable
Booker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Booker tweaked his ankle during the third quarter of Wednesday's game against the Raptors, and he admitted that he wasn't sure if he would play Friday. The questionable tag suggests that he's day-to-day, but we may not know more until Phoenix's morning shootaround.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Devin Booker: Uncertain to play Friday
Booker admitted after Wednesday's 112-105 loss to the Raptors that he's uncertain if he'll be available for Friday's game against the Nuggets after he appeared to injure his right ankle in the third quarter of the contest, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports. "It's a long flight [back to Phoenix from Toronto]," Booker said. "See how it feels."
Though Booker was never ruled out at any point Wednesday, he made two visits to the locker room during the contest to get his ankle checked out. The injury likely explains in part why Booker turned in his worst stat line of the season Wednesday, as he finished with eight points (2-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes. He'll presumably be re-evaluated Thursday before the Suns provide an update on his status later in the day.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Jusuf Nurkic: Double-double in Wednesday's loss
Nurkic registered 19 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, six assists and two blocks across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 112-105 loss to the Raptors.
It's the sixth double-double of the season for Nurkic, but he's grabbed double-digit boards in five of the last six games. He seems to be getting comfortable in a Phoenix jersey. Since Nov. 17, the veteran center is averaging 13.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.0 blocks while shooting 58.1 percent from the floor and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Drops 30 in return
Durant supplied 30 points (11-30 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, six assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 112-105 loss to the Raptors.
The 35-year-old superstar had missed the prior two games with a foot injury, and Durant tried to make up for lost time by attempting a season-high 30 shots. While he was far from efficient with that volume, he did extend his streak of games with at least 30 points to six and his streak of games with multiple three-pointers to nine. Durant is mostly thriving to begin his first full season with the Suns, and his 31.3 points per game would be his highest average since he led the NBA with 32.0 PPG in 2013-14 for the Thunder.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Slides back to bench
Bates-Diop won't start Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Bates-Diop received a pair of starts with the Suns battling injuries to Bradley Beal and Kevin Durant. However, with both players active, he'll return to the second unit. In eight games with the reserves this season, Bates-Diop is averaging 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals/blocks over 16.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Grayson Allen: Downgraded to out
Allen (illness) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Raptors, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Allen will miss his second straight contest Wednesday after being downgraded from questionable to out with a non-COVID illness. His next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Denver. While Allen remains out, Kevin Durant (foot) will return to the starting lineup, so Josh Okogie or Keita Bates-Diop will head to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Good to go Wednesday
Durant (foot) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Raptors, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Durant has been upgraded from probable to available Wednesday after missing the previous two games with a right foot contusion. The superstar forward shouldn't have any limitations. However, Grayson Allen (illness) remains out, so Keita Bates-Diop or Josh Okogie will stick in the starting lineup next to Durant, Devin Booker, Eric Gordon and Jusuf Nurkic.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Nassir Little: Won't play Wednesday
Little is listed as out for Wednesday's game versus the Raptors due to personal reasons.
Keita Bates-Diop, Josh Okogie and Yuta Watanabe are candidates to receive increased minutes in Little's absence. Little's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Denver.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Grayson Allen: Questionable against Toronto
Allen (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Raptors.
Allen is in danger of missing his second straight game Wednesday due to a non-COVID illness. While the 28-year-old guard didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, he did travel with the team.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Officially questionable
Durant (foot) is questionable to play Wednesday against Toronto.
Durant is dealing with a right foot contusion, which has caused him to miss Phoenix's past two games. Meanwhile, Keita Bates-Diop has logged two starts in Durant's place, averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals in 26.0 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Grayson Allen: Not practicing Tuesday
Allen (illness) did not practice Tuesday but is traveling with the team for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Allen did not play in Sunday's victory over the Knicks and was unable to practice Tuesday due to an ongoing illness. However, traveling with the team in advance of Wednesday's game signifies a prompt return could be possible. Josh Okogie started in Allen's stead Sunday, while Eric Gordon (25 points, 9-13 FG) stepped up as well.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Practices Tuesday
Durant (foot) practiced Tuesday, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Durant missed his first game of the season Sunday due to right foot soreness, but his return to practice is a good sign. Coach Frank Vogel said the team will wait to see how the superstar forward responds to Tuesday's practice before determining his availability for Wednesday's matchup versus Toronto, meaning Durant will likely be a game-time decision.... See More ... See Less