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Suns' Grayson Allen: Misses practice Sunday
Allen (groin) didn't practice Sunday, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports.
Allen was sidelined for Friday's loss to the Kings due to a groin strain and may miss another matchup Tuesday versus Golden State. His status for that contest should surface Monday afternoon.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Nassir Little: Sits out practice
Coach Frank Vogel said Little has an orbital fracture and is in concussion protocols, so he didn't practice Sunday, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports.
Little left Friday's loss to the Kings after playing just four minutes. It's unclear how much time he'll miss, but his next chance to suit up will come Tuesday versus Golden State. His official status for that contest should be released Monday afternoon.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Doesn't practice Sunday
Durant (ankle) didn't practice Sunday, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports.
Durant missed Friday's game due to a right ankle sprain and may be sidelined again Tuesday versus Golden State. His official status for that contest will be released Monday afternoon. While Durant isn't trending in the right direction, Bradley Beal (back) is. The latter has missed 12 straight games due to a back strain but logged multiple full practices in recent days.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Bradley Beal: Logs another full practice
Beal (back) was a full participant in Sunday's practice, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports.
Beal has missed 12 straight games due to a back strain, but his return to game action appears imminent. He has logged a couple of full practices in recent days, and he's on track to suit up Tuesday versus Golden State, per Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic. Beal's official status for that contest should surface Monday afternoon. However, it's not all positive news for the Suns, as Kevin Durant (ankle) didn't practice Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Jordan Goodwin: Sees 20 minutes in loss
Goodwin totaled eight points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and six assists over 20 minutes during Friday's 114-106 loss to the Kings.
The Suns were missing Kevin Durant (ankle) and Grayson Allen (groin) Friday, and their status for Tuesday's game against the Warriors is in the air. Goodwin's production has been all over the place this season, but he stepped up for the second unit Friday and may be asked to do the same if the Suns are shorthanded against Golden State.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Chimezie Metu: Plays well off bench
Metu provided 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two steals over 23 minutes during Friday's 114-106 loss to the Kings.
The Suns were very shorthanded Friday, and that seems to be the story of their season. Kevin Durant (ankle) and Grayson Allen (groin) were held out, and Nassir Little left the game after four minutes due to being in concussion protocol. Metu made the most of his newfound minutes, setting a new season-best mark of 10 points. He's been a fringe rotation player for most of the season, but credit to Metu for stepping up when his number was called.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Jusuf Nurkic: Scores 15 points in loss
Nurkic closed with 15 points (6-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and one steal in 30 minutes during Friday's 114-106 loss to the Kings.
Nurkic took a shot to the face that prompted a quick concussion check in the locker room, but he returned a few minutes later and seemed fine. Nurkic had more on his plate offensively Friday with Kevin Durant (ankle) sitting out, and his fantasy managers will be glad to see that he bounced back after he was held to three points in 29 minutes Tuesday against the Lakers.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Nassir Little: In concussion protocol
Little won't return to Friday's game against the Kings after entering the concussion protocol, Gerald Bourguet of GoPHNX.com reports. He finished scoreless with one rebound in four minutes.
The Suns haven't confirmed that Little has been diagnosed with a concussion, but the team won't take any chances and will hold him out for the remainder of Friday's game while he undergoes further evaluation. Little's next chance to play will come Tuesday against the Warriors.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Keita Bates-Diop: Joins starting lineup
Bates-Diop is starting Friday against Sacramento.
With Kevin Durant (ankle) unavailable Friday, Bates-Diop will join the starting lineup for the fourth time in the last seven matchups. Bates-Diop has made seven starts this year, averaging 6.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.9 minutes per game over those appearances.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Josh Okogie: Starting against Sacramento
Okogie is starting Friday's game against the Kings.
Okogie will join the starting lineup for the fourth time in the last six matchups with Grayson Allen (groin) sitting out Friday. Over nine starts this season, Okogie has averaged 7.7 points and 4.1 rebounds in 24.1 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Won't play Friday
Durant has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings due to an ankle sprain, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Durant appeared in each of the Suns' last four games and didn't appear to have significant limitations, as he averaged 29.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 36.0 minutes per game. He'll be unavailable for at least one matchup, which could lead to increased run for Keita Bates-Diop and Nassir Little.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Grayson Allen: Won't play against Sacramento
Allen is out for Friday's game versus the Kings due to a groin strain, Shane Young of Forbes.com reports.
It's unclear when Allen strained his groin, but the issue will cause him to miss his third game of the season Friday. With Bradley Beal (back) and Kevin Durant (ankle) also out, Eric Gordon, Jordan Goodwin and Josh Okogie are candidates to receive increased playing time. Allen's next chance to suit up is Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Bradley Beal: Returns to practice, out Friday
Beal (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice but won't play in Friday's game versus the Kings, Shane Young of Forbes.com reports.
Beal will miss his 12th straight game Friday due to a back injury. However, Beal's return to practice is a good sign of his availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors. Eric Gordon should continue to receive an increased role in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Bradley Beal: May return next week
Beal (back) went through a workout ahead of Tuesday's In-Season Tournament game, and there's optimism the shooting guard could return to the Suns' starting lineup next week, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on FanDuel TV.
In his report Tuesday, Charania mentioned that Beal continues to make progress, and if that trend continues over the next 7-to-10 days, he'll be on track to suit up for the first time since Nov. 12. Beal missed the first seven games of the season due to back spasms and returned for a three-game stretch in mid-November before being shut down again. He missed his 11th straight game Tuesday and will likely be sidelined for at least a few more contests, but Beal's return to action appears to be on the horizon. In the meantime, Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen should continue playing prominent roles.... See More ... See Less
Suns' Kevin Durant: Reaches 30 points in balanced game
Durant ended with 31 points (12-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one block over 39 minutes during Tuesday's 106-103 loss to the Lakers.
Durant did it all for Phoenix in a losing effort, leading the squad in scoring while connecting on a team-high-tying mark from three en route to posting his eighth game with 30 or more points over his last 10 contests. Durant, who scored 22 of his 31 points in the second half, has recorded at least 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists in three games this season.... See More ... See Less
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