Booker is expected to return to the Nets next Wednesday and has missed 19 consecutive games
In today’s NBA regular season, the Phoenix Suns will host the Atlanta Hawks at home. According to the pre-match injury report, Booker continues to be absent due to injury. However, according to the news reported by the famous NBA reporter Woj, Booker may return as soon as next Wednesday against the Nets, Beijing time.
Sun team reporter Duane Rankin also followed up and reported that Booker’s injury has made great progress and will be re-evaluated again today, and will soon usher in a comeback. Because of a groin strain, Booker has missed 19 consecutive games (counting today’s game against the Eagles), and in the previous 18 games, the Suns only got a record of 8 wins and 10 losses.
Booker has played 29 games so far this season, averaging 34.6 minutes per game, averaging 27.1 points + 4.6 rebounds + 5.6 assists + 0.9 steals per game, and his field goal and three-point shooting percentages are 47.7% and 37% respectively. At the beginning of this season, the Suns led the Western Conference in terms of record, but after Booker was injured, they suffered frequent losses. At one time, they had 9 games and 8 losses. Now their record has dropped to 27 wins and 25 losses, ranking seventh in the Western Conference. There may be playoffs.
A long absence may also cause Booker to miss the All-Star Game. The other core of the Suns, Paul, also missed many games this season due to injury, and his state has declined seriously this season. He averaged 14.5 points + 8.7 assists + 4.4 rebounds per game this season, and his shooting percentage was 45%. All data are career lows. Prior to this, there were reports that during this offseason, the Suns intend to trade away Paul and rebuild around Booker again.