Phoenix Suns Wiretap

Bradley Beal Set To Return On Tuesday

Dec 10, 2023 5:50 PM

Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal is poised to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. Beal has been out since November 12 with back soreness.

The 11-year veteran has played in just three games for the Suns this season. Phoenix has yet to feature all of Beal, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant in a game this season.

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Bradley Beal Ramping Up, Could Return In 10 Days

Dec 6, 2023 8:35 AM

Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal has begun to ramp up in the rehab process from his back injury. If all goes according to plan, Beal could return to the Suns in the next 10 days.

After being acquired from the Washington Wizards this offseason, the veteran guard has played in just three games this season. Beal was able to play in three games from November 8 to 12, before being sidelined with a reoccurrence of back pain.

Beal has now missed 11 straight games for Phoenix, and 18 games in total. If Beal returns on, or around, December 15, he'll miss an additional three to four games.

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Lakers-Suns, Kings-Pelicans To Play In West Knockout Round Of In-Season Tournament

Nov 29, 2023 1:16 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers received the No. 1 seed in the knockout round of the In-Season Tournament in the Western Conference and will play the Phoenix Suns. The Sacramento Kings will play the New Orleans Pelicans in the other matchup.

The Bucks-Knicks and Pacers-Celtics will square off in the Eastern Conference rounds.  

TNT and ESPN will combine studio and analyst talent for the semifinals next Thursday. 

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Paolo Banchero, Devin Booker Named NBA Players Of Week 5

Nov 27, 2023 5:06 PM

Paolo Banchero and Devin Booker have been named the NBA Players of the Week for Week 5.

Banchero averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists as the Orlando Magic went 4-0.

Booker averaged 30.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists as the Phoenix Suns went 4-0.

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Kevin Durant Misses First Game Of Season With Right Foot Soreness

Nov 24, 2023 10:00 PM

Kevin Durant missed Friday's in-season tournament game against the Memphis Grizzlies due to right foot soreness.

Durant had yet to miss a game this season.

Durant scored 32 points with eight rebounds in the Phoenix Suns' 123-115 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. 


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Bradley Beal Dealing With Nerve Irritation From Back To Legs

Nov 20, 2023 3:27 PM

Bradley Beal will be out at least three weeks with a back strain, but Shams Charania reports that the issue is also connected to a nerve complication in his legs.

"I'm told an assortment of issues has caused Beal discomfort and tightness in his back and, at points since the initial injury in training camp, Beal has dealt with nerve irritation from his back down to his legs," wrote Charania.

Beal has appeared in three games for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 28.5 minutes. Beal, Kevin Durant and Devin Booker have yet to appear in a game together this season.

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Bradley Beal Out At Least Three Weeks With Back Strain

Nov 17, 2023 3:16 PM

Bradley Beal will be out at least three weeks as he continues to rehabilitate a lower back strain. Beal has played in just three games for the Phoenix Suns this season following his trade from the Washington Wizards.

Beal played in just 50 games last season and in 40 games in 21-22.

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In-Season Tournament Games Averaging 1.7M Viewers, Up 55% From Last Season

Nov 15, 2023 1:02 AM

Friday's In-Season Tournament game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns averaged 1.93 million viewers, representing a 73% increase from last year's game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Nets-Celtics matchup earlier in the night drew 1.41 million viewers, down 4% from last year. 

In-Season Tournament games are averaging 1.7 million viewers, a 55% increase on the equivalent four windows from last season.

This season's games are also averaging 1.91 million viewers across ESPN and TNT, up 11% from last year. 


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Devin Booker Probable To Return From Calf Injury On Wednesday

Nov 15, 2023 12:40 AM

Devin Booker has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Booker has missed the last five games with a calf injury.

Wednesday could be the first time that Booker, Bradley Beal, and Kevin Durant play together in the regular season.

Eric Gordon is also listed as probable. 

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Bradley Beal Could Make Suns' Debut Versus Bulls, Devin Booker Out With Calf Injury

Nov 8, 2023 1:47 AM

Bradley Beal has been upgraded to questionable for the Phoenix Suns game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

Beal has yet to appear this season due to back spasms.

Devin Booker has been ruled out for the third straight game due to a calf injury.

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Devin Booker Out Sunday With Strained Right Calf

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Frank Vogel: 'No Update' On Bradley Beal Return

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Bradley Beal Out, Devin Booker Doubtful Versus Spurs

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Bradley Beal Out Saturday Versus Jazz, Devin Booker Doubtful

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NBA Opening Night Averages 2.78M Viewers On TNT

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Suns Lose 2024 Second Round Pick For Early Free Agency Discussions With Drew Eubanks

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Suns Being Investigated For Early Free Agent Contact With Drew Eubanks

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Bradley Beal Unlikely To Play Opening Night

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Suns To Waive Keon Johnson

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Suns Waive Ish Wainright

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Damion Lee 'Out Until Further Notice' Due To Right Knee Meniscus Injury

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Trade Talks Between Jon Horst, Joe Cronin Over Damian Lillard Started In July

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Pacers Sign Elfrid Payton To Exhibit 10 Deal

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Suns Interested In Trading For TJ McConnell

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Suns Expected To Waive Keon Johnson, Ish Wainwright

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Deandre Ayton From Suns To Blazers Was In Place Before Damian Lillard Trade Talks Ramped Up

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

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Suns Offer Fans Free TV Antennas To Watch Next Season's Games

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Cam Payne Waived By Spurs

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RealGM Radio: Ben Golliver, Kevin Pelton On The Pacific Division (Aug 2023)

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