Suns’ Devin Booker still doubtful to play vs. Spurs
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker is still recovering from a hamstring injury sustained in last week’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers and likely won’t play in Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.
#Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said after practice that Devin Booker (hamstring) is doubtful to play tomorrow vs. San Antonio and that Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is questionable.
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) October 30, 2018
Booker’s status remains cloudy despite stating he has been making progress. Booker has participated in some shooting drills, but clearly his mobility is still limited.
In addition to Booker’s status, guard Isaiah Canaan left this past Sunday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a sprained left ankle. Canaan has been a nice surprise for the Suns, averaging 7.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in six games this season.
Booker has been incredible since joining the league back in 2015. He has seen his stats improve by leaps and bounds over the years, and he truly broke out last season. The former Kentucky Wildcat averaged 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in the 2017-18 season.
It may have been two seasons ago, but nobody has forgotten Booker’s performance in March 2017 against Boston. Booker went absolutely unconscious against the Celtics. The Suns star shot 21-of-40 from the field and 4-of-11 from beyond the arc for a total of 70 points. Unfortunately, it was not enough for the Suns to win.
In four games this season, Devin Booker has averaged 27.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.8 assists. Booker’s stat line is on track to be even more impressive than last season’s production. Once the youngster returns from his hamstring injury, top pick Deandre Ayton could help Booker make some noise in the Western Conference this season. The Suns desperately need Booker back sooner rather than later after a 1-5 start to the season.