NBA News: Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker To Miss Next Game Vs. Detroit Due To Sore Ankle
The Phoenix Suns have another losing season to include in their recent string of failures. The team is currently 22-48 and are way out of the playoff picture once again.
Aside from that, the team is also facing a lot of injuries to their key players, which triggered the Suns' organization to shut down their key players and give the remaining games of the season to their young players. One particular core player hasn't been shut down by the team and is now currently injured.
According to NBA.com, Phoenix Suns star shooting guard, Devin Booker will be sitting out the team's next game on Sunday's against the Detroit Pistons because of a sore right ankle. Booker has been complaining about it and has just recently been ruled out.
Booker shot 9 of 39 from the field over his previous two games, which indicates that he is indeed struggling. This has prompted the team to make the decision of either sitting him out for the next couple of games or shutting him down completely in order to keep him healthy in preparation for the next season.
According to USA Today, along with Booker's absence, the Suns are also without guard Ronnie Price (left leg injury), guard Leandro Barbosa (illness), and forward Dragan Bender (right ankle injury). With the recent string of injuries, the Suns ultimately decided to shut down their key players, which started with shutting down point guard Eric Bledsoe for the remainder of the season and inserting rookie Tyler Ulis to the starting point guard position.
With Booker absence, Phoenix has recently signed D-League forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract before their game against the Pistons. Eddie played four seasons at Virginia Tech before declaring and going undrafted in 2014.
He has spent much of his career in the D-League ever since, but he appeared in 26 games last season for the Washington Wizards. Eddie will be playing both the shooting guard and small forward positions for the Suns.