Devin Booker upgraded to questionable for Sunday

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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.
Source: Twitter @KellanOlson

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
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. – 6:07 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. 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 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 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker no longer in relax gear. #Suns 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
Finished The City Game by @MGoodmanBooks last night. Highly recommend. An incredible story full that just happens to involve hoops. Gambling, racial justice, mobsters, police corruption, political intrigue, the Catholic Church, this book touches them all…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 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!) 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

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns All-Star Devin Booker progressing, doing on-court work in making return to action (w/videos)… via @azcentral6:12 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I know what he’s going through and especially when you’re feeling a little bit better, you really want to get out there on the court.”
Cameron Payne on Devin Booker looking to return from hamstring injury as Payne missed action this season with a hamstring injury. #Suns PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Again. Devin Booker working to get back on the court. #Suns PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker (hamstring) working to get back. #Suns. PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Book getting some work in after shootaround. He’s out tonight, but it’s encouraging to see him doing on-court stuff again.
Also, hi Ish 👋🏼 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker (hamstring) OUT tonight vs. Wizards, but getting shots up. #Suns PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Well well well look who is back in the shooting game (it’s Devin Booker) PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker participating in the shooting game today too PM

Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
Just got “By the Grace of the Game” for a present and have read the foreward by Ray Allen, the intro and first chapter. The book, penned by Dan Grunfeld, is exceptional. If you’re looking for a present for a friend — or yourself — I highly recommend this sure-to-be bestseller. – 12:42 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Earlier this year, Mirin Fader writes a book about Giannis, then he wins the title and Finals MVP.
Today, Mirin publishes a feature about Austin Reaves, then he hits a game-winning jumper for the Lakers.
WHAT! @MirinFader, who are you writing about next?…10:35 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The Book of Boba Fett looks exactly like what I wanted The Mandalorian to be. Fingers crossed. AK – 7:56 PM

More on this storyline

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

Mark Medina: Devin Booker said his hamstring “feels good” after getting shots up at morning shootaround. But Booker said medical staff still wants him to do some contact work. But Suns have back-to-back vs Clippers (tonight) and Portland (tomorrow). -via Twitter @MarkG_Medina / December 13, 2021