Booker set a new record with 28 of a possible 34 points in the final round to win Saturday's JBL Three-Point Challenge. After warming up with a score of 19 in the opening round, Booker was lights out in the finals to beat Klay Thompson and Tobias Harris. The Suns star sank 20 of 25 balls in the final, tying the record held by Craig Hodges and Jason Kapono, while his 28 points topped the previous record of 27 shared by Thompson and Steph Curry. Booker has battled some injuries this season, but he headed into the All-Star break healthy, averaging 24.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 three-pointers per game -- all career highs.
Booker (hip) provided 28 points (8-20 FG, 6-14 3Pt, 6-9 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 107-97 loss to the Jazz. Booker's return from a four-game absence was a highly successful one, as he equaled season highs in made three-pointers and three-point attempts. The third-year sharpshooter had a chance to play alongside the recently acquired Elfrid Payton for the first time, a development that shifted Booker to his customary two-guard spot and pushed emerging rookie Josh Jackson back to the second unit. It remains to be seen if head coach Jay Triano will continue rolling with Wednesday's starting backcourt combo, but Booker's fantasy value heading into the All-Star break naturally remains robust regardless of whether he operates at the point or at shooting guard.
Booker (hip) will play and start in Wednesday's matchup with the Jazz, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Booker was originally considered a game-time call, but after testing everything out during pregame warmups, he feels healthy enough to take the court. Look for Booker to immediately slot back into the starting lineup and his return likely means less minutes for guys like Troy Daniels and Josh Jackson.
Booker (hip) is officially a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest against the Jazz, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. Earlier reports indicated Booker will "try and play", which seemed more decisive that he will be available Wednesday. He apparently remains a game-time decision, however, in the team's final game before the All-Star break. If he's absent or limited, Troy Daniels and Josh Jackson would likely be the two main beneficiaries.
Booker (hip) will "try and play" in Wednesday's contest against the Jazz, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. The phrasing isn't particularly encouraging, as it implies Booker is still dealing with discomfort. Though he'll enter the contest, it's possible he plays limited minutes, making him a risky DFS option. If he sees less than his usual workload, the extra run would likely be given to some combination of Josh Jackson and Troy Daniels.
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