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Suns Will Be Missing Key Role Players in Tonight’s Expected Big 3 Debut

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Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker are expected to play together tonight vs. the Nets for the first time all season. However, the Suns will be down multiple key role players.

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Josh Okogie (right hip injury) is out tonight after suffering the injury in the first half of last night’s 119-116 victory over the Warriors. Grayson Allen (right groin strain) will miss his third consecutive game after suffering the injury last Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

Both Okogie and Allen are the two most likely candidates for the team’s fifth starter alongside the Big 3. This will be the first game Okogie has missed all season and fifth for Allen.

However, Nassir Little, who was seen working out before last game with a mask, was upgraded to questionable after missing last night’s game. Little suffered an orbital fracture and concussion Friday night vs. the Kings.

Damion Lee remains out for Phoenix after undergoing right meniscus surgery this offseason. Durant is the only other name mentioned, and he is probable after missing the last two games due to a left ankle sprain.

As for the Nets, they will be without Ben Simmons (left lower back nerve impingement), Dennis Smith Jr. (upper back strain) and Lonnie Walker IV (left hamstring strain).

Tonight’s game tips off at 7 p.m. MST and marks the first time Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson are back in the Valley.

Phoenix Suns Big 3 Expected to Make Debut Tonight

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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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