Booker (ankle) will be shut down for the final three games of the season, Jordan Schultz of ESPN.com reports. Booker suffered a nasty sprained ankle during Wednesday's loss to the Jazz. He had just been turning things up a notch prior to the injury, scoring at least 48 points in each of the previous three games. Booker will end his fourth season in the league with career highs in points (26.6) and assists (6.8) per game and field-goal percentage (46.7). For the final three games of the 2018-19 season, Troy Daniels, Jamal Crawford and Jimmer Fredette could see expanded roles alongside starting point guard Elie Okobo.
X-rays came back negative on Booker's sprained left ankle, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. This is a positive for the Suns, as the injury looked as though it could be severe. He will likely undergo an MRI in the near future, which will help determine a final diagnosis on the ankle, and it's still very possible that he doesn't return this season. More information should come out following Wednesday's game, and at this time, he should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.
Booker will not return after leaving Wednesday's game with a left ankle injury, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. Booker landed awkwardly on his left ankle early in Wednesday's game, and was unable to shoot the free throws, officially ruling him out for the remainder of the game. He didn't seem able to put any weight on the ankle and need to be helped off the court by his teammates. With just three games left following Wednesday's, it's very possible that Booker is shut down for the remainder of the season. More information on his status should come out shortly.
Booker tallied 25 points (8-18 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 13 assists and three rebounds across 35 minutes in the Suns' 122-113 win over the Cavaliers on Monday. He may not have brushed up against or exceeded 50 points as he had the prior three games, but Booker's scoring haul was still enough to pace the Suns on the night. The 2015 first-round pick was been on a tear at the right time of season for fantasy owners, as he just finished March with averages of 34.0 points, 6.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 37.6 minutes per contest. Booker figures to continue seeing the mammoth usage he's been enjoying (at least 27 shot attempts in four straight prior to Monday) for what remains of the season.
Booker compiled 48 points (19-29 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 11 assists and three assists across 43 minutes in the Suns' 120-115 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday. Booker took his game to a completely different level in the latter stages of March, scoring between Saturday's 48 points and 59 points in his last three contests. Booker also excelled on the boards and as a facilitator in each of the last two games, respectively, leading to consecutive double-doubles. The 2015 first-round pick has shot at least 55.9 percent in those contests, and his surge comes at a perfect time for those fortunate enough to have him on rosters during the fantasy postseason.
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