The 2022-23 season quickly fell apart for the Phoenix Suns when Devin Booker went down with a groin injury. Phoenix is 1-9 in their last ten games and is currently on a six game losing streak. They are averaging just over 3 rebounds per game (94.0), compared to their (112.7) season average. To make matters worse, Chris Paul (hip) is out tonight against the Warriors.
He will miss tonight’s game against the Warriors for the second straight game with right hip pain. Thirty-seven-year-old Chris Paul has played in 26 of the Suns’ 41 games this season. He is contributing 13/4/8 to the Sun this season.
Arizona sports betting sites have the Suns at (+1800) to win the playoffs this season.
Tip off the road trip tonight.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 10, 2023
Suns Chris Paul (hip) is out for the second-straight game.
Paul suffered a hip injury in the Suns’ 104-96 loss to the Miami Heat last Friday. He only played twelve minutes in the games. It was disappointing for Paul, who missed 14-straight games earlier in the season due to a heel injury. At the age of 37, the twelve-time All-Star won’t find it easy to bounce back from the injuries he suffered when he was younger.
His head coach, Monty Williams, felt something was off with Paul last game against the Heat. He had this to say after the game.
“I saw him faint for a second, and if he couldn’t see me, I knew something was up, and when he finally saw me, he needed a sub, so I didn’t have to insert it. Two together. I knew something was up. – Monty Williams
Dendre Ayton (17.5) is the next leading scorer on the team without Booker or Paul. The bench players will see increased roles as the team tries to survive without a starting referee. Points have been hard to come by for the Suns and that’s why NBA expert Shams Charania linked Phoenix to Charlotte Hornets SF Jalen McDaniels. It may be clear to the Suns that the players on the bench may not make the squad at the moment.