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BOOKER#1

GUARD
Grand Rapids, Michigan
GP
1
MIN
33
PTS
35
RPG
4
APG
7
FG%
.632
HEIGHT
6'6"
WEIGHT
210 lbs
AGE
21
COLLEGE
KENTUCKY
DRAFTED
2015: R1 13th
YEARS PRO
3
Status: OUT
Injury: Hand
Estimated Return Date: 2018-10-17
11d | RotoWire

News

Booker (hand) said Monday that he's hopeful to suit up in the Suns' regular-season opener Oct. 17 against the Mavericks, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

When Booker first required surgery on his right hand Sept. 10, he was expected to need six weeks to make a full recovery, a timeline that would have resulted in him missing at least a handful of games to begin the campaign. While the 21-year-old has yet to resume taking contact, he has returned to some light shooting drills, perhaps increasing his own optimism about his chances of being available earlier than anticipated. Even if Booker doesn't reach his goal of suiting up in the opener, it seems apparent that he won't need much time beyond that to make it back on the court, so prospective fantasy owners shouldn't dock him significantly in drafts for the hand injury. Given the lack of promising options at point guard for the Suns, Booker could take on a greater role as a playmaker in his fourth NBA season, giving him a good shot at besting the career-high 4.7 assists per game he averaged in 2017-18.


Date Opp Result MIN PTs REB AST STL BLK PF TO
10/20 at DEN L 91-119 36 25 2 7 1 0 3 6
10/17 vs DAL W 121-100 33 35 4 7 0 0 4 3
10/10 at POR L 83-116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8 at GS W 117-109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5 vs POR L 93-115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average: 34.5 30 3 7 1 0 3.5 4.5
Season Team GP MIN FG% FT% 3PT% PTs REB AST STL BLK TO
2015-16 PHO 76 27.7 .423 .840 .343 13.8 2.5 2.6 0.6 0.3 2.1
2016-17 PHO 78 35.0 .423 .832 .363 22.1 3.2 3.4 0.9 0.3 3.1
2017-18 PHO 54 34.5 .432 .878 .383 24.9 4.5 4.7 0.9 0.3 3.6
Average: 32.2 .426 .849 .365 19.8 3.3 3.5 0.8 0.3 2.9
Season Team GP MIN PTs REB AST STL BLK PF TO
Average: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0