Devin Booker, who has missed four of the Phoenix Suns’ first six games due to ailments to his left foot and ankle, will miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons due to a strained right calf. Booker complained of stiffness after playing in Thursday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs, in which he scored 31 points, dished out 13 assists, and grabbed nine rebounds in his return from a three-game hiatus. He did not participate in Saturday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, although the official injury report listed him as having a left ankle sprain.
As a result of injuries to Booker and Bradley Beal, the Suns are 2-4. Lower back spasms have kept Beal from making his debut in Phoenix. Beal, a max-salary guard, was acquired in a summer trade, giving the Suns a potent combination with Booker and Kevin Durant. Beal worked out for a half-hour before the game on Sunday, but coach Frank Vogel said there was no update on the guard’s timeline to be cleared to play.