Sidelined Phoenix Suns: Okogie and Little Ruled Out Against Hornets

Phoenix : In preparation for their upcoming clash against the Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns head coach Frank Vogel revealed that two key players from their bench, Josh Okogie and Nassir Little, will be unavailable for the game due to injuries. This setback comes at a crucial juncture for the Suns, who are aiming to improve their standing in the league.


During the pre-game press conference, Vogel confirmed that Josh Okogie, initially dealing with a hip injury, suffered a sprained ankle in the recent game against Dallas. Despite attempting to play through the pain in their victory over Houston just two days ago, Okogie’s efforts were cut short, with him playing only ten minutes and visibly limping.

With 11 starts in the 25 games he has played this season, Okogie’s absence will be felt on the court. Vogel highlighted his importance by stating, “He’s a good two-way player for us and can be really effective for us.”

Nassir Little, who was initially listed as available with an orbital fracture, will also miss the game due to knee soreness. The roller coaster of his status, shifting from available to out to questionable, mirrors his recent experience on Christmas when he nearly missed action. Despite the uncertainties, Little was eventually cleared to play.

His Absence Will Test The Phoenix Suns’ Depth

Vogel acknowledged Little’s contributions, describing him as a valuable two-way player. However, with only two starts in the 25 games he’s participated in this season, his absence will test the Phoenix Suns’ depth.


As the Phoenix Suns stand at a 15-15 record through their initial 30 games, they face the challenge of navigating the matchup against the Hornets without Okogie and Little. The team’s Big 3, consisting of Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, and Devin Booker, is expected to take the court in an effort to secure a positive outcome.

The game is scheduled to tip-off just past 7:00 PM Arizona time, and fans will be keenly watching to see how the Suns cope without Okogie and Little against a competitive Hornets team. Despite the setbacks, the Suns remain determined to showcase their resilience and skill on the court.

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