Suns – Nets Injury Report: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving IN or OUT on Thursday?

Different basketball conferences’ teams square off in the Valley of the Sun. The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Phoenix Suns on the road this coming Thursday.

The latest injury status of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

The latest injury status of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving 

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  • Phoniex Suns
Josh OkogieSFWed, Jan 18NoseExpected to be out until at least Jan 21
Landry ShametSGWed, Jan 18FootExpected to be out until at least Jan 21
Chris PaulPGMon, Jan 16HipGame Time Decision
Cameron PaynePGSat, Jan 7FootExpected to be out until at least Jan 21
Devin BookerSGWed, Dec 28GroinExpected to be out until at least Jan 26
Jae CrowderPFWed, Dec 28Not Injury RelatedExpected to be out until at least Feb 16

Phoenix lost to Memphis by a lopsided score of 123-98, their third straight loss and 12th loss in their last 14 games.

As of right now, the Suns have a 21-24 record, good for fourth place in the Pacific Division, 4.5 games back of the division-leading Kings.

Johnson needed surgery after suffering a knee injury on November 4 against Portland. While it’s likely he’ll be back on the mats soon, his return to the gym is less certain.

A foot injury has kept Payne out of action since December 13; his return is currently in doubt.

Booker returned to action for four minutes on Christmas against the Nuggets after missing the previous three games with a groin injury, but has not played since. He will be out for at least four weeks, so don’t expect to see him until late January.

Paul has missed the last four games with a hip injury, which he sustained in a game against the Heat on January 6. His status against the Heat is listed as day-to-day. For updates on these injury reports, please stay tuned.

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  • Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie IrvingPGWed, Jan 18CalfGame Time Decision
Kevin DurantPFMon, Jan 9KneeExpected to be out until at least Feb 7

Without their two best players due to injuries, Brooklyn dropped another game, this time in San Antonio.

They were in a tie for fourth place in the East, five games behind first-place Boston but four games ahead of seventh-place Miami.

The Warriors are led by Kevin Durant, who averages 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. Kyrie Irving (25.6 ppg, 4.8 apg), Nic Claxton (12 ppg, 8.5 rpg), and Royce O’Neale (10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg) are also solid scoring options (9.3 points).

After spraining his MCL on January 8 against the Heat, Kevin Durant is expected to take a month off to heal. Irving (calf) was a late scratch against San Antonio on January 17, so any news on his availability should be closely monitored.

According to Christian Arnold of the AP, Kyrie Irving (calf) is listed as probable for Thursday’s game against the Suns.