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Devin Booker Officially Questionable Against Nuggets Tomorrow

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Devin Booker is officially listed as questionable for tomorrow’s big matchup between the Phoenix Suns (11-7) and defending-champion Denver Nuggets (13-6) with a right ankle sprain.

We will likely have to wait until tomorrow to know of Booker’s final status. However, this is a good sign that he is just ruled as questionable after suffering the injury yesterday, suggesting it’s not long term.

Booker landed awkwardly on his ankle and was subbed out with 10:11 left in the third quarter during last night’s 112-105 loss to the Toronto Raptors. He headed to the locker room shortly after, but checked back in just five minutes later despite being clearly hobbled by it. He had an extremely off night overall, only finishing with eight points on 2-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and five assists.

After the game, Booker explained how the ankle felt while playing on it.

“I don’t know if it got stiffer, but I wasn’t going to spend the rest of the night trying to beat people off the dribble,” Booker said. “We were still taking what the defense was giving us. They were still trapping, so I thought I could be out there, force that gravity, and get open shots for other people.”

This is now his fourth injury suffered this season. He has missed eight games already due to injury. Earlier today, PHNX’s Flex from Jersey reported what a timetable could be for Booker’s injury.

The Suns are 8-2 in games that Booker plays this season, and are 3-5 without him. Booker is averaging 27.3 points, 8.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds on the year and just won Western Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Bradley Beal (low back strain) and Damion Lee (right meniscus surgery) remain out for the Suns.

Grayson Allen (illness) was not on the report despite missing the last two games. Kevin Durant (right foot contusion) was also not listed after making his return yesterday following a two-game absence. Nassir Little was not included as well after missing last night’s loss due to the birth of his daughter.

The Nuggets could be missing two starters in their own right, as Jamal Murray (right ankle sprain) and Aaron Gordon (right heel strain) are both listed as questionable.

Tomorrow’s game tips off at 8 p.m. MST from Footprint Center.

Devin Booker’s ankle setback sparks concerns for upcoming Suns-Nuggets clash

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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