The Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans will square off on Saturday. Here are the injury reports for both teams’ players.
Brandon Ingram and Cameron Payne’s latest injury status
- Phoenix Suns injuries
Cameron Payne (foot) will miss the game against New Orleans on Saturday.
Payne will miss his second straight game after spraining his right ankle in Tuesday’s game. The 28-year-old point guard’s next game will be against the Lakers on Monday.
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Deandre Ayton (ankle) will be out against the Pelicans on Saturday.
After injuring his left ankle in Tuesday’s game, Ayton will miss his second straight game. Bismack Biyombo is expected to return to the starting lineup on Saturday, while Jock Landale will come off the bench. Ayton’s next game will be against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
Meanwhile, Duane Washington (hip) will be out of the game on Saturday.
Washington will be out for the seventh consecutive game on Saturday due to a left hip muscle strain. On Monday, he’ll get another chance to play against the Lakers.
- New Orleans Pelicans injuries
According to Will Guillory of The Athletic, Brandon Ingram (toe) will be out for at least another week.
According to reports, Ingram suffered a setback during his rehabilitation, and the team will not evaluate him for at least another week. Since leaving the Pelicans’ Nov. 25 loss to the Grizzlies early due to a left toe sprain, the forward has been out.
Trey Murphy, Devonte’ Graham, and Dyson Daniels are likely to see increased playing time with Ingram out for at least the next four games.
Jose Alvarado (rib) is probable for Saturday’s matchup against the Suns, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans’ official site reports.
Alvarado was injured and did not play in the Pelicans’ most recent game, but he is expected to return on Saturday. Devonte’ Graham and Dyson Daniels would have fewer chances with him on Saturday.