Meanwhile, New Orleans' Anthony Davis says his injured shoulder is improved and will play in the game.
Dragic did not sound as optimistic as Davis. The Suns' playmaker says his injured right ankle still is quite sore and he needs to be at 100 percent to play the way he needs to play.
Dragic sprained his ankle in the Suns' loss to Houston on Sunday night. He sat out Tuesday night's 109-86 loss at Utah, Phoenix's most lopsided loss of the season.
Dragic says he's sprained the ankle four or five times this season and this is the worst one.
Davis sprained his left shoulder in Wednesday night's loss at Dallas.
He said he participated in the entire morning shootaround and that the injury is not as painful as a similar one he experienced in the same shoulder last season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.