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Devin Booker upgraded on injury report for tomorrow’s game at Cavaliers

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Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker has been upgraded on the latest injury report for tomorrow’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Booker is now probable with a right ankle sprain that sidelined him the past four games. Additionally, Eric Gordon has been added as out with a left knee contusion he suffered during last night’s 117-107 loss to the Celtics, coach Frank Vogel said after the game.

Josh Okogie (lower abdominal strain) and Nassir Little (left knee inflammation) remain out. This will be Okogie’s fifth straight game missed and seventh for Little.

Damion Lee, who has missed the entire season after undergoing right meniscus surgery in the offseason, remains out.

Booker was questionable for yesterday’s game after getting some practice work in the day prior.

“He responded well (to Friday’s practice),” Vogel said of Booker pregame yesterday. “He came in (yesterday) morning (and) got in an extensive workout trying to get it to loosen up, but it’s not quite there.”

Booker suffered the in the final minute of last Saturday’s loss to the Rockets.

“We’re happy with where he’s at,” Vogel added about Booker. “We don’t think it’s gonna be too much longer … When you when you first see it, you never know how bad an ankle is going to be. I mean, those things can last three, four weeks at times, so hopefully he’s close.”

Suns’ superstar Kevin Durant, who had a season-high 45 points against the Celtics, spoke on what it would mean to get Booker back.

“Another guy that can create for himself and create for others,” Durant said. “Phenomenal leader, someone that we look to all game. I am excited to get him back, but we definitely don’t want to rush him back. It is an important part of the season, and we need him to be as healthy as possible. If we can buy another couple hours, another couple days for him to get him right, we definitely could do that but we miss him out on the floor.”

The numbers don’t lie about how much better the Suns are with Booker on the floor.

Gordon has really struggled as of late, going 5-for-23 (21.7%) from 3-point range over the last four games. He played through the injury in the final minutes last night, but now it is unclear how long he’ll be out.

The Cavaliers are playing the first game of back-to-back today against the Nets, and Donovan Mitchell, Evan Mobley, Max Strus and Dean Wade are all out. We will see what the statuses of these players will be against Phoenix tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s game tips off at 4:30 p.m. MST.

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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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