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Update: Suns’ Ayton Cleared After Missing Covid-19 Test

The Phoenix Suns center reportedly missed a test, and now has to miss time as his team fights for their playoffs.

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UPDATE: According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Ayton has been cleared to play:


The Phoenix Suns take on the Oklahoma City Thunder today as they look to continue their improbable push for the playoffs, but they’ll be without starting center DeAndre Ayton.

Ayton reportedly is out today after missing a scheduled covid-19 test:

While the Suns are led by Devin Booker, Ayton is a huge part of the Suns’ starting lineup, averaging 19 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game.

The Suns have gone 5-0 so far in the bubble to pull within 1.5 games of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.