Devin Booker to return tonight

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Shams Charania: After missing seven consecutive games with hamstring injury, Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will return tonight at home against Charlotte, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams said the practice the Suns had yesterday was enough up and down to allow Devin Booker to get some good burn and feel good about him returning tonight. They’ll keep an eye on him tonight – 6:17 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Monty Williams said Devin Booker is playing tonight. He’s missed the last 7 games – 6:16 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker (hamstring) in. #Suns6:16 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns confirm Devin Booker will play tonight after missing the last 7 games due a hamstring injury – 5:46 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Phoenix Suns say that Devin Booker is now available to play – 5:46 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
After missing seven consecutive games with hamstring injury, Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will return tonight at home against Charlotte, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 5:42 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“His voice still rings loud in our locker room, throughout practice, but it’s always nice to have him out on the court. You just get a sense of security with everybody knowing he’s out there.” Chris Paul on Devin Booker looking to return from injury. #Suns https://t.co/kk8bsEJGV1 pic.twitter.com/1c3gE2E3Qr10:48 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
‘He did everything’: Devin Booker on cusp of returning from left hamstring injury as #Suns face #Hornets Sunday with the two-time All-Star listed as questionable (w/videos) https://t.co/wBvHQRlJmR via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/jVypHLhBW97:49 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns have upgraded Devin Booker to questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Hornets. Kaminsky, Nader and Saric remain out – 6:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams said Devin Booker felt “comfortable enough” to participate in today’s practice from start to finish as #Suns face #Hornets Sunday. pic.twitter.com/yTO8K8t6Pe3:04 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I didn’t know that.”
Chris Paul on #Suns gearing up for 11 games in 21 days.
Having Devin Booker closer to returning helps. #Suns pic.twitter.com/MDMZxeDMPd2:48 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“He did everything today.” Monty Williams on Devin Booker for today’s practice.
So when I asked him if he’d be available Sunday vs. #Hornets, he repeated, “He did everything today.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/DLLsQVsdic2:34 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker no longer in relax gear. #Suns pic.twitter.com/jt5co8Cfjh2:26 PM

Eric Patten @EricPatten
DeRozan, Booker, Mitchell, Beal… all mentioned as first team All-NBA candidates by @Bill Simmons and Jackie Mac and never once said Paul George. (I know, don’t listen) – 10:36 AM

Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
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penguinrandomhouse.com/books/247857/t…8:40 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Without Devin Booker and 3 other rotation players, the Suns are gonna keep everyone at 28 minutes or less tonight in a double-digit win.
James Jones’ changed roster construction in Phoenix so drastically compared to just a few years ago – 11:11 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Seeing Dario Saric on bench, crazy #Suns are 22-5, been up 22 on Wiz and he’s been out all year.
Ayton 8 games. Booker 7.
Other teams w/o superstars. Kawhi with Clippers.
Murray, Porter Jr. in Denver.
Klay still out for Warriors.
LeBron missed time. Doncic, too, but 22-5? – 10:35 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“He looks like he’s getting back. I know he’s on the court now, but if anything, just take his time. He’s got to keep taking his time. There’s no need to rush it. Got a long season.” Cameron Payne.
Devin Booker working his way back from hamstring. #Suns https://t.co/p57kz6gt5q pic.twitter.com/tKngXw5lkG8:54 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
The Suns’ second-leading scorer in the six games Devin Booker has missed is … Cam Johnson at 14.8 points per game. Johnson is 19-of-43 (44.2%) from 3-point range over that stretch. – 8:33 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker is out here in his usual time slot and putting the time in to get back. Not his usual pregame work, with most of it going through shots off ball screens. Did about a half-hour on his own after shootaround earlier today and 15 more now.
(Hi Deandre!) pic.twitter.com/lBpIZSPlq18:08 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams said Devin Booker was the catalyst on the bench in Portland on Tuesday when it came to motivating the team. Williams described Booker as “phenomenal” with that and said as the coach he didn’t have to do much pumping up the guys. – 7:30 PM

More on this storyline

Kellan Olson: Devin Booker (left hamstring strain) has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s Suns game vs. the Hornets. Abdel Nader (right knee injury management) is still out. -via Twitter @KellanOlson / December 18, 2021

Kellan Olson: Devin Booker was a full participant in the Suns’ practice today, per Monty Williams -via Twitter @KellanOlson / December 18, 2021

Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said Devin Booker is getting better every day and that the healing part will take care of itself, but there’s a “ramp-up stage” they still need to see before he returns to action -via Twitter @GeraldBourguet / December 16, 2021