Devin Booker is expected to be back in the Phoenix lineup soon, but his return may not come in time to help the Suns when they visit the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Booker has missed nearly six weeks with a groin strain and according to multiple reports, he will be with the Suns for their five-game road trip that begins Friday. Booker left a game against Denver on Christmas and hasn't played since. ESPN reported that Booker is targeting Tuesday's road game against the Brooklyn Nets for his return.
Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul has been included in various trade rumors leading up to the NBA's Feb. 9 deadline, but it doesn't appear that the franchise will be moving on from the veteran this winter. ESPN's Zach Lowe said on his The Lowe Post podcast Thursday that he doesn't think the Suns will trade Paul and that he's "heard nothing about" trading the point guard, adding that he's "heard the opposite." Paul has not played up to his standard this season, and he has also missed time due to injury. The 12-time All-Star's struggles this season have contributed to an underwhelming year in Phoenix, where the Suns currently sit seventh in the Western Conference with a 27-26 record, though he's not the only one to blame for the team's disappointing performance.
Earlier this week, I ranked the teams that have been linked to O.G. Anunoby ahead of the trade deadline based on what they could offer the Raptors. To recap: New York and Phoenix have been mentioned as potential suitors for Anunoby should the Raptors trade him, which still seems very much up in the air. Which team would be the best landing spot for Anunoby?