Suns hopeful of Booker return for Game 6 or 7
Devin Booker is nearing a return from the hamstring injury that has kept him out of Games 3, 4 and 5 against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Booker, 25, will likely be named to the All-NBA First Team after averaging 26 points, five rebounds and five assists per game, with the Suns going 56-12 in the 68 games he suited up for in the regular season.
He played 41 minutes in Phoenix’s Game 1 win against the Pelicans, but injured his hamstring in the third quarter of Game 2 after scoring 31 points in the first half.
In his absence, the Suns lost Game 2 and Game 4, before recovering to win at home in Game 5, taking a 3-2 lead.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Booker is “progressing toward a return soon, including the possibility as soon as Game 6 or Game 7″.
Despite being a true game-time decision, it is reported that Booker will initially be listed as out of Game 6 until he proves his fitness.