Is Chris Paul, Christian Wood return today’ game? Injury Reports Suns – Mavericks

The 2022-23 NBA season begins on Monday, December 5, with the Phoenix Suns hosting the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Inju status of Chris Paul and Christian Wood

Injury Reports Suns - Mavericks

Phoenix Suns (15-7) is currently the Western Conference’s top team, but it is coming off a 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Chris Paul (heel) will not play against the Mavericks on Monday, according to Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic.

Chris Paul will miss the first leg of the Suns’ back-to-back set due to a heel injury that has sidelined him since early November. He has yet to be given an official return date, but as long as he is out, Cameron Payne will be Phoenix’s starting point guard.

Torrey Craig (groin) will be out on Monday’s game.

Dario Saric took over in Craig’s absence on Sunday. Both he and Ish Wainright are expected to see increased run on Monday.

After snapping a four-game losing streak with a 116-113 home victory over the Golden State Warriors, the Dallas Mavericks (11-11; 6-15-1 ATS) lost 131-125 in overtime to the lowly Detroit Pistons on the first day of December.

Christian Wood (illness) is doubtful for Monday’s game against the Suns.

Wood missed Saturday’s win over the Knicks due to a non-COVID illness, but he could play again on Monday.

If he is sidelined, JaVale McGee, Maxi Kleber, and Davis Bertans will be candidates for expanded roles.

Kemba Walker (knee) has been practicing, according to Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd, but an update on his status won’t be available until next week.