Every Suns fan already knows that Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the rest of the season, but now even more dominoes have fallen.
Yes, it was suspected that Tyler might not be back this season but now the Suns have made it official.
But wait! There’s more!
Suns guard Devin Booker has been shut down for remaining three games of season with his ankle sprain, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Booker closed season scoring 59, 50 and 48 points in three of final five games.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 4, 2019
Even though this one isn’t official yet, it makes sense... especially if you saw how badly Devin’s ankle twisted in the Jazz game. There’s also no official statement yet on how severe it was but just based on personal experience I doubt he’ll be able to walk on it without pain for at least a week. With less time than that left in the Suns’ season, it would be a miracle for him to heal up in time to play in any one of the Suns’ last three games.
T.J. Warren is still listed as being out until at least April 7. That would make it possible for him to play in the Suns’ final two games of the season against Houston and Dallas but we’ve seen that “out until...” date keep getting pushed further and further away since he last played on Dec. 22. At best, I expect that he might make a token appearance in one of the last two games just so he can toss up five more three point attempts and get his $250,000 bonus.
Then we have Deandre Ayton who is still suffering from his own ankle sprain. He’s also listed as being out until April 7. Whether he makes it back for either of the last two games is very questionable at this point.
It’s been an injury plagued season for the Suns and this is what fans are likely to see as their starting lineup in the final three games:
Welcome to end of the season Suns basketball!