Beal has played in just three of the Suns’ 11 games so far this season and was last active in Sunday’s loss to the Suns. Oklahoma City ThunderIn more than 30 minutes of playing time, he contributed 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
The 5-6 Suns have listed Beal as doubtful for Friday night’s in-season championship game against the Suns. Utah Jazz.
“He woke up feeling some residual tightness in his back. [Wednesday] Morning,” Suns head coach Frank Vogel said of Beal’s absence from the team’s final game against the Suns. Minnesota Timberwolves“We were hoping that by game time it would be loosened up. But that wasn’t the case, so we stopped him.”
Beal will be reevaluated in three weeks and could miss more than the next eight games.
“Take your time,” the Suns forward said Kevin Durant“We’ll keep it for him.”
Beal’s absence will once again delay the debut of the Suns’ Big Three. Like Bill, Devin Booker Only three games have been played this season, with only Durant playing in each game, three with Beal and two with Booker in the lineup.
Booker will likely return from a calf injury to play Friday.