UPDATE: Jan. 10, 9:37 p.m. — Paul and Crowder are both going to play vs. the Bucks. CP3 returns to the starting lineup. E’Twaun Moore will head back to the bench while Frank Kaminsky will remain in the starting lineup at PF ahead of Crowder.
UPDATE: Jan. 10, 8:18 p.m. — Paul and Crowder are game-time decisions Wednesday vs. the Bucks. Abdel Nader has been ruled out again.
UPDATE: Jan. 9, 8:02 p.m. — Paul is being listed as questionable to play in Wednesday’s game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. Jae Crowder and Abdel Nader are also questionable, while Cameron Payne and Dario Saric remain sidelined.
UPDATE: Jan. 8, 7:16 p.m. — CP3 has been ruled out for Monday’s game vs. the Cavaliers, coach Monty Williams confirmed to reporters prior to the game.
Chris Paul is a no-go tonight, Suns coach Monty Williams says.— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) February 9, 2021
Phoenix Suns PG Chris Paul is questionable to play in Monday’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a sore right hamstring. Jae Crowder, Abdel Nader, Cameron Payne and Dario Saric have all been ruled out. Paul has played in all 22 games for the Suns this season. He’s in danger of being held out with Phoenix playing four games this week.
#Suns injury report vs. #Cavs— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) February 8, 2021
Chris Paul (right hamstring soreness) QUESTIONABLE
Abdel Nader (left ankle soreness), Jae Crowder (right foot soreness), Cameron Payne (right foot sprain) and Dario Saric (left ankle sprain) OUT
The Suns are pretty banged up right now. It’s mostly rotation players but if CP3 has to sit out, there would be a lack of depth at guard. Devin Booker would likely need to step up and run the point a bit more. This would basically make the Suns look a lot like the team from last season. E’Twaun Moore ($3,500) could end up starting in the back court with Booker if Chris Paul is ruled out.
Booker ($7,400) is a decent GPP option if Paul is ruled out later on. Booker is coming off a season-high 11 assists in the win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon. We should see Book get more usage if Paul is sidelined. Mikal Bridges ($5,700) and Cameron Johnson ($5,000) are good mid-range value options with or without CP3. It’s a long shot, but at min-price, Jevon Carter ($3,000) could end up playing double-digit minutes.
The Suns are favored by 6.5 points as of now. We can get ahead of this line a bit if Paul is going to sit out. The Cavaliers getting this many points on the road isn’t a bad option. We can expect the game to be slower paced and lower scoring if Paul is out. You could also see if the line creeps in on the Suns, knowing they’re a good enough team to get past the Cavs without Paul. If CP3 ends up playing, bonus, we get a better number on the Suns.