The Phoenix Suns are welcoming back Devin Booker sooner than expected.
Booker has missed the last three games with a right hamstring strain. ESPN noted last week that such an injury typically requires a recovery period of 14 to 21 days.
However, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reported Thursday evening that head coach Monty Williams said Booker will play in Game 6.
Around a half-hour earlier, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said Booker would see how he feels in pre-game warmups. Apparently all went well, as the star guard will suit up for Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
Suns fans are pumped to see their star scorer return as they look to close out the series with a 3-2 lead.
However, others originally found the timing curious, as it seems strange to seemingly rush back Booker with a series advantage after winning two of three games without him.
Others are treating his possible return as an indictment of the top-seeded Suns not feeling confident enough in their ability to defeat the 36-46 Pelicans (still missing Zion Williamson) without their top scorer.
In his last game on April 19, Booker scored 31 points in a Game 2 loss. He could face a minutes restriction for tonight's contest, which starts 7:30 p.m. ET at Smoothie King Center.