Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker, sidelined the past five weeks because of a left groin strain, could return as soon as Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN.
Booker has been ramping up his on-court work, and is expected to join the Suns at the start of a five-game road trip that begins Friday in Boston and continues Saturday at Detroit.
The Suns are 8-10 without Booker entering Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on ESPN.
Booker is averaging 27.1 points this season but has missed 23 games because of a combination of hamstring soreness and the groin strain.
At 27-25, Phoenix currently occupies the seventh spot in the Western Conference but is just one game out of fourth place.