It's definitely still preseason basketball as Suns decide to rest stars

Jamie Hudson
NBC Sports Northwest

Tonight's game is the third of five preseason games for the Portland Trail Blazers as they welcome in the Phoenix Suns.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. PT
TV Channel: NBC Sports Northwest
Live Stream: MyTeams App

Radio: NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620

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During warm-ups Rodney Hood was seen sitting on the baseline as he stretched a little bit. Hood has now been added to the injury report. He is dealing with back spasms and will not play against the Suns.

Kent Bazemore will most likely get the start in place of the injured Hood.

The Initial Injury Reports:

For the Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic (left leg), Pau Gasol (left foot) and Nassir Little (left ankle) are out for Saturday's game.

The Suns will be without David Kramer (left tibia stress reaction). Tyler Johnson (migraine) is probable.

BUT NOW…

Phoenix has decided to sit its stars.

Deandre Ayton (rest), Devin Booker (rest), David Kramer (left tibia stress reaction), and Ricky Rubio (rest) are ALL OUT.

For the Suns, you should expect to see a lot of Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes, and Frank Kaminsky.

It's definitely still preseason basketball as Suns decide to rest stars originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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