The Phoenix Suns will be without center Frank Kaminsky when the team takes on the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
The team listed the center as out due to health and safety protocols. He joins small forward Abdel Nader (knee) on the injury report.
This season, Kaminsky is averaging 6.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.1 minutes per game. He’s started 13 of his 32 games played in 2021 and is shooting 47.1% from the field and 40.6% from 3-point range, both career highs.
Kaminsky marks the fifth Suns player to miss time because of health and safety protocols.
Prior to Kaminsky’s game status Tuesday, forward Cameron Johnson missed a total of six games due to health and safety protocols. Johnson confirmed last Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19 in early March.
With Kaminsky out of the lineup, the Suns are down another bench option to spell starting center Deandre Ayton.
Backup big Dario Saric is averaging 9.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game this season, but has struggled as of late.
In his last five games, he’s put up just 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.6 minutes of action. He shot 26.7% from the field during that span.