On Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers are set to be on the road once again against the Phoenix Suns.
In anticipation of the game, there’s a possibility of the return of the reigning sixth man of the year, Malcolm Brogdon, as he’s been upgraded to Questionable.
If he returns, he will likely reduce Skylar Mays’ playing time and may take his place in the starting lineup. Although Mays will still contribute coming off the bench, his role will be more restricted compared to the previous five games, especially with Scoot Henderson and Anfernee Simons unavailable.
In the eight games he has played this season, he has been contributing with averages of 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game, shooting at 40.5% from the field and 34.0% from beyond the three-point arc.
The Trail Blazers find themselves at a challenging 3-10 record in their initial 13 games, currently sharing the 14th seed in the Western Conference and only surpassing the San Antonio Spurs.
Amid a tough stretch, they are enduring a seven-game losing streak, with their latest setback being a decisive 134-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Brogdon, now in his debut season with the Trail Blazers following a trade from the Boston Celtics in the offseason, had an impressive previous season, averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game while shooting at an efficient 48.4% from the field and an impressive 44.4% from three-point range.