The Phoenix Suns’ Bradley Beal, 30, is finally back.
According to NBA insider Shams Canary, Beal is expected to play against the Chicago Bulls on Dec. 9.
Beal, who has been sidelined since the beginning of the season with a back issue, is now listed as probable on the injury report and will make his Phoenix debut.
For the most part, Devin Booker has been ruled out of the lineup for the game with injuries ranging from a sore toe to a sprained ankle to a calf injury. Damian Lee is also out.
This summer, Beal was traded to Phoenix along with Jordan Goodwin and Isaiah Todd in exchange for Chris Paul, Landry Shamet, six second-round picks and four first-round pick swap rights. The swap rights are reportedly set for 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030.
Currently, Phoenix is 3-4, which is a less-than-stellar record for the 12th spot in the Western Conference. If they finish tonight’s trip to Chicago, they’ll return home to face the Los Angeles Lakers after a three-game Eastern road trip.
Given that schedule, Beal’s return would be a huge boost for Phoenix. 보스토토 주소
In all of Phoenix’s games this season, Durant is averaging 29.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 52.1% shooting from the field while playing 35.7 minutes per game. However, Durant is shooting a career-low 34.6% from three-point range (3.7 attempts) and 81.3% from the free throw line (9.1 attempts).
Still, it’s a sign that Durant, born in 1988, has been discharged by carrying a lot of pressure. The return of Beal, who has a strong offensive game and can help out on the perimeter, could lighten the load on Durant’s shoulders.
Meanwhile, Chicago entered the 2023-24 season with a 3-5 record, good for 12th place in the Eastern Conference. After winning against the Utah Jazz on Nov. 7, the Bulls will look to sweep Phoenix for their first back-to-back wins of the season.