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Suns forward Cam Johnson ruled out for Game 6 due to non-COVID illness

The Suns will be without some key depth due to a non-COVID illness.

Cameron Johnson #23 of the Phoenix Suns rebounds the ball during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 28, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns will lose some key bench depth for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The team has ruled out forward Cam Johnson due to a non-COVID illness. The news came only an hour before tipoff against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns lead the series 3-2.

In 15 playoff games this year, he has played an average of 20.5 minutes per game, which is the seventh most minutes on the team. He is scoring 8.1 points per game and grabbing 3.1 rebounds per game. Johnson has scored in double digits in four of the five games of the Western Conference Finals.

Torrey Craig and Abdel Nader could see some additional minutes if the team needs to get down into its bench. Craig has averaged 11.4 minutes and 4.5 points per game in 15 games this postseason. Nader has appeared in two games and played a total of 15 minutes in that span.