Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker’s scoring surge is over due to an ankle injury.
Booker suffered a left ankle sprain with 4:28 left in the first quarter against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. He will not play in the final three games remaining on the Suns’ schedule.
Phoenix had the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft and is in the mix for a top pick again in 2019 with the worst record in the Western Conference. Only the Knicks, with 15 wins entering Thursday, have a record worse than the Suns (18-61).
Several of the top players on the roster are already idle due to injuries, including rookie Deandre Ayton, who was the top pick in the 2018 draft, forward Kelly Oubre and guard Tyler Johnson.
Booker played only eight minutes in the first quarter Wednesday, with the Suns announcing that he would not return. He finished with eight points on 3 of 4 shooting.
Booker has averaged a team-best and career-high 26.9 points per game this season, and recently averaged 52.3 points per game in a three-game stretch over the final week of March.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)