Nuggets @ Suns Friday game thread, 12-1-2023

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The Suns return home for two games, a back-to-back affair playing the Nuggets on Friday and the Grizzlies on Saturday.

After losing to the Raptors, the Suns winning streak stops at seven games. They are now 11-7.

When: Friday, 12-1-2023

Television: Suns Live, Arizona's Family 3TV / Arizona's Family Sports, ESPN

Radio: KMVP 98.7 / S: KSUN

Time: 8 PM Arizona time
 

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Jamal Murray is back for the Nuggets. Very concerned about Book’s shoes. This is 2 rolled ankle’s this season. Could just be coincidence but not ideal with the long road ahead.
 

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No way you risk Book here unless he's 110% ready to go with the game in LA on Monday. And knowing that....... I may sit KD also.
 

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Jamal Murray is back for the Nuggets. Very concerned about Book’s shoes. This is 2 rolled ankle’s this season. Could just be coincidence but not ideal with the long road ahead.
I don't think any shoes (without an actual ankle brace) would have prevented what happened last night.
 

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I don't think any shoes (without an actual ankle brace) would have prevented what happened last night.
Very true. Just not an ideal look this early in the season to have that happen before his shoes drop in December but again, without ankle support it probably would’ve happened regardless.
 

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Very true. Just not an ideal look this early in the season to have that happen before his shoes drop in December but again, without ankle support it probably would’ve happened regardless.
I thought Book's kicks were coming out in March/April?
 

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No way you risk Book here unless he's 110% ready to go with the game in LA on Monday. And knowing that....... I may sit KD also.
I would sit Book at least until the Laker tournament game on Tuesday unless he's 100%. I'll tell you one thing. He did us no good as a decoy when he came back in yesterday.
 

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I thought Book's kicks were coming out in March/April?
He said he was releasing 500 pairs of his orange Book 1’s in December when he was on complex getting interviewed a few weeks ago…hmm good to know.

I remember he rocked the Purple Kobe’s his first game back from injury. I know getting his first shoe is a huge deal, but I don’t want him to have lingering ankle/foot/calf issues
 

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He said he was releasing 500 pairs of his orange Book 1’s in December when he was on complex getting interviewed a few weeks ago…hmm good to know.

I remember he rocked the Purple Kobe’s his first game back from injury. I know getting his first shoe is a huge deal, but I don’t want him to have lingering ankle/foot/calf issues

I think some of the Purples are dropping in December.

Yeah i just wish he'd stick to his GT's or Kobes. Books and Ja's shoes are flat.
 
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Aaron Gordon and Jamal Murray are questionable for the game on Friday.

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Devin Booker is QUESTIONABLE.

Grayson Allen and Nassir Little appear AVAILABLE.

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Man this team is fragile. I know it’s early but this is concerning. How many games will our big three play together this year? We are still waiting on just 1.
 

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Book stepped on a guys foot -- how does that make him injury prone or fragile? He may be, but this latest thing shouldn't be considered a symptom of that.
 
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Man this team is fragile. I know it’s early but this is concerning. How many games will our big three play together this year? We are still waiting on just 1.

I'm not sure if the Suns are more fragile than any other NBA team, but it's a good question.

It's hard to keep all three stars healthy at the same time. The Suns have only played 18 regular season games and it's an 82 game regular season schedule.

However, more importantly, the Suns need is to have Booker, Durant and Beal available come playoff time.
 

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Book stepped on a guys foot -- how does that make him injury prone or fragile? He may be, but this latest thing shouldn't be considered a symptom of that.

You think that was the only instance in the game where someone stepped on someone else's foot? That happens multiple times in every game. Not everyone rolls their ankle and ends up missing time because of it. I'd say it's far more rare for a player to miss time because he stepped on someone's foot than walk it off and be fine in a 5 minutes.
 

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I'm not sure if the Suns are more fragile than any other NBA team, but it's a good question.

It's hard to keep all three stars healthy at the same time. The Suns have only played 18 regular season games and it's an 82 game regular season schedule.

However, more importantly, the Suns need is to have Booker, Durant and Beal available come playoff time.
You’d think they need at least half a season to really dial in the chemistry before the playoffs.
 

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Big game tonight

Big games like this - sometimes it doesn't much matter who's injured but more of who steps up - I would prefer to rest Book and still beat the Nuggets
 

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Big game tonight

Big games like this - sometimes it doesn't much matter who's injured but more of who steps up - I would prefer to rest Book and still beat the Nuggets

Aren't their a number of nuggets injured too.
 

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Take this with a grain of salt, but Flex says that Book dodged a bullet and there was no damage to his ankle. Out tonight, questionable for Memphis and back for the Laker game.
 

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Take this with a grain of salt, but Flex says that Book dodged a bullet and there was no damage to his ankle. Out tonight, questionable for Memphis and back for the Laker game.

His inside guy is obviously with training staff, his reports in that area are mostly reliable. Its the the other stuff where Flex is way off.
 
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