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Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker (hamstring strain) could return in coming days, sources say

Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker is progressing on a return soon, possibly for Game 6 on Thursday or a potential Game 7 on Saturday in the franchise's Western Conference first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans, sources told ESPN.

Booker has made significant progress with his strained right hamstring in recent days, and there's momentum on a return in the coming days, sources said.

The expectation is that Booker would return in limited minutes, sources said.

The Suns have listed Booker as "out" on the team's injury report, but that could be adjusted in the hours leading up to Thursday's Game 6 to reflect Booker's possible progress.

"He is progressing but there's no change [to status]," Suns coach Monty Williams said after a light practice Wednesday in New Orleans. "Any time you have your best player out, you know that guy wants to be on the floor. If it was an elimination game type situation ... I'm sure that would have an impact on it."

Booker participated in just light shooting during the session.

Booker strained his right hamstring in Game 2 on April 19, missing three straight games as the Suns regained a 3-2 series lead entering Thursday's Game 6 in New Orleans.