Suns rule Devin Booker, Landry Shamet out for Tuesday matchup vs. Grizzlies
The Phoenix Suns’ injury-riddled December will continue Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies as Devin Booker and Landry Shamet will not play after suiting up in Sunday’s Christmas loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Booker (left groin strain), Shamet (right Achilles soreness), Cam Payne (right foot strain) and Cam Johnson (meniscus tear) were all listed as out on the NBA’s latest injury report.
The Grizzlies listed rookie Kennedy Chandler (nasal fracture) as available.
Booker started on Sunday after missing three games with a groin issue and exited after less than five minutes of action. He did not return in the 128-125 overtime defeat at Ball Arena.
Shamet stepped in with 31 points off the bench, which tied a career high. He hit seven triples, two in the fourth quarter, to help the Suns rebound from Booker going down.
Landry Shamet tonight:
— NBA (@NBA) December 26, 2022
Shamet has sat out nine games this season due to multiple injuries.
Booker has missed five games this year, including a 125-100 loss to Memphis on Friday.
Payne will be shelved for a seventh straight game after exiting a Dec. 13 game against the Houston Rockets.
Tip off from FedExForum in Memphis is set for 6 p.m. and will air on Arizona Sports 98.7, the Arizona Sports app and ArizonaSports.com.