The Phoenix Suns shall be with out their star guard for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday, the Suns introduced that Devin Booker shall be sidelined for not less than a month with a left groin pressure.
Booker missed Phoenix’s three video games previous to Christmas Day as a consequence of groin soreness, however he tried to provide it a go on the vacation in opposition to the Denver Nuggets. He performed simply 4 minutes within the first quarter of the competition earlier than leaving the sport and never returning. Now, the Suns are clearly opting to be a bit extra cautious with Booker.
The four-week timetable places Booker out of motion till late January, on the earliest, and means he is prone to miss not less than 15 video games. The Suns presently sit fifth within the aggressive Western Conference with a 20-15 general file. Keeping tempo within the convention with out Booker shall be a troublesome activity for a Phoenix crew that’s already with out Cam Johnson and Jae Crowder.
In his absence, Chris Paul, Mikal Bridges and DeAndre Ayton must shoulder extra of the scoring load, whereas Landry Shamet, Josh Okogie and Damion Lee will all probably see a rise in taking part in time.
On the season, Booker is averaging a profession excessive 27.1 factors, together with 5.6 assists, and 4.6 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per sport.
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