The crew confirmed to 12 Information that guard Devin Booker has entered well being and security protocols forward of the crew’s sport in opposition to the Blazers.

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Devin Booker has entered the NBA’s well being and security protocols, the Suns introduced Wednesday morning.

A number of NBA insiders have additionally confirmed in tweets that Booker has entered the protocols.

This is not the primary time Booker has needed to miss crew occasions as a result of well being and security protocols. In September 2021 he missed Media Day and the beginning of Suns coaching camp for a similar cause.

The Suns are set to play the Portland Path Blazers tonight on the Footprint Middle Enviornment in Phoenix.

It is a creating story. 12 Information will replace as extra data turns into out there.

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Booker is a three-time All-Star and the crew’s main scorer, averaging 25.6 factors, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists. The 25-year-old’s absence is one other blow to the Suns, who’re additionally lacking fellow All-Star guard Chris Paul.

The Suns have a 6 1/2-game lead over the Golden State Warriors with about 20 video games left within the common season.

The Related Press contributed to this text.

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The Cardinals have made the State Farm Stadium in Glendale their house turf and the Footprint Middle in downtown Phoenix is house to each the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Soccer League’s Arizona Rattlers additionally play on the Footprint. Phoenix has a soccer crew with the USL’s Phoenix Rising FC. 

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