PHOENIX SUNS

Cam Johnson out for Phoenix Suns vs. Raptors due to ankle sprain

Jan 10, 2022, 4:23 PM | Updated: 5:14 pm
Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns attempts a three-point shot over Luguentz Dort #5 of the Ok...
Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns attempts a three-point shot over Luguentz Dort #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of the NBA game at Footprint Center on December 23, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Thunder 113-101. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson is out for Tuesday’s game in Toronto against the Raptors due to a sprained left ankle.

With under a minute to go in Saturday’s loss to the Miami Heat, Johnson appeared to injure the ankle on a drive to the basket.

Johnson has been playing the best basketball of his career. He’s scored in double figures for 19 straight games after previously never having a streak reach above three games. Johnson is averaging 15.6 points per game across that stretch and is shooting a team-best 47.4% from three-point range.

That included the six-game stretch that forward Jae Crowder missed due to health and safety protocols, which put Johnson into the starting lineup.

Monday’s injury report gives the Suns an uphill battle in the wing rotation. Johnson joins Ish Wainright (COVID-19 protocols) and Justin Jackson (not with team) as two other forwards that are additions and listed as out for Tuesday’s game in Toronto. That leaves Crowder and Mikal Bridges as the lone healthy forwards remaining.

A good update for Phoenix on Monday is the potential return of guard Landry Shamet, who was in the protocols for the Suns’ last three games. He is now out of them and listed as probable.

Tuesday’s game is a 5:30 p.m. start you can hear on ESPN 620 AM and 98.7 FM HD-2.

Phoenix Suns

Chris Paul #3 and Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Foo...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker, Chris Paul not named All-Star Game starters

The Phoenix Suns' starting backcourt of Devin Booker and Chris Paul both had cases to start the All-Star Game but did not get those spots.
20 hours ago
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) smiles as he walks off the court in the second half during an N...
Arizona Sports

Suns’ Devin Booker sets franchise record for 40-point games vs. Jazz

Suns guard Devin Booker sits atop the franchise record book in terms of 40-point games following Wednesday's scoring outburst against Utah.
20 hours ago
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)...
Arizona Sports

Suns’ Monty Williams finds Devin Booker’s All-Star Game vote count ‘laughable’

If you ask Suns head coach Monty Williams, there shouldn't even be a debate as to whether or not Devin Booker is an All-Star Game starter.
20 hours ago
Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul, left, and Devin Booker (1) shake hands following their NBA basketball gam...
Kellan Olson

Phoenix Suns keep winning formula going through Booker, Paul vs. Jazz

The Phoenix Suns can beat you in a whole lot of ways and lately it's been through strong performances from their All-Stars.
20 hours ago
Phoenix Suns interim GM James Jones sits during an interview with The Doug & Wolf Show on 98.7 ...
Kellan Olson

Suns GM James Jones likes where roster is at ahead of trade deadline

Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones told Arizona Sports' Burns & Gambo his thought process on the upcoming trade deadline.
20 hours ago
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) passes the ball to a teammate as Indiana Pacers forward Justin ...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns slight favorites in Wednesday’s matchup vs. Jazz

Oddsmakers believe Round 2 between the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will be a lot tighter than Monday's matchup.
2 days ago
Cam Johnson out for Phoenix Suns vs. Raptors due to ankle sprain