Kelly Oubre Jr. won’t play against Knicks

Phoenix Sunda small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will not play in the team’s Thursday night game against the New York Knicks, according to Arizona Sports’ Kellan Olson. Oubre entered concussion protocol after sustaining this blow from the Hawks’ John Collins Tuesday. There is no timetable for Oubre to return as Olson also adds that “once a player is placed in concussion protocol, a player cannot return to the floor until he is without concussion-related symptoms at rest, has been evaluated by a physician, has successfully completed the NBA return-to-participation exertion…

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Devin Booker out against Spurs

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss the team’s game against the San Antonio Spurs that will be played in Mexico City. Booker’s game has showed signs of maturity and he is one of the reasons the Suns have been one of the pleasant surprises of the NBA this season.

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James Jones releases statement on Ayton suspension

Earlier Thursday , it was announced that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton would serve a 25-game suspension after testing positive for a banned diuretic. This evening, Lebron James benefactor and current Suns General Manager James Jones released a statement on the issue. Ayton will be eligible to return December 17 against the Clippers of Los Angeles.

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Deandre Ayton suspended 25 games for violating NBA Drug Policy

The NBA announced that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton will be suspended for 25 games due to a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that he popped positive for a diuretic. Ayton had 18 points, 11 rebounds to go along with four blocks in the Suns’ 124-95 season-opening win Wednesday over the Kings of Sacramento.

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