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Injury updates for Suns vs. Lakers

Feb 14, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic (20) dribbles against Detroit Pistons guard Jared Rhoden (8) at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns will have Jusuf Nurkic back for their meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon.

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However, Bradley Beal will remain out with a nasal fracture. Consequently, Frank Vogel has elected to start Royce O’Neale.

O’Neale has played 5 games in a Suns uniform, averaging 22.2 minutes and 6.4 points per game.

Speaking on Beal, Frank Vogel expressed a hint of optimism, stating, “Hopefully, he’s back soon.”

As for the Lakers, Anthony Davis and LeBron James have been listed as questionable, with both being game-time decisions.

This season against Los Angeles, the Suns hold a 1-3 record. Additionally, they are currently on a two-game losing streak since the All-Star break.

Meanwhile, the Lakers have won 7 of their last 9 games, propelling them to one spot behind the Suns in the Western Conference standings.

Tipoff for today’s meeting is scheduled for 1:30 PM.

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