Aron Baynes (still in Phoenix), Ricky Rubio, reportedly third Suns player tested positive for coronavirus

Suns guard Ricky Rubio and center Aron Baynes
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Two Suns reportedly tested positive for coronavirus at least a month ago.

Now, we know two Suns who tested positive for coronavirus: Aron Baynes (who’s still in Phoenix) and Ricky Rubio.

But in a league where at least 54 players have tested positive and many remain anonymous, it’s difficult to match disclosures with previous reports. That’s definitely true of the Suns, who reportedly had a third player – Elie Okobo? Jalen Lecque? – test positive.

Shams Charania of Stadium:

Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic:

Hopefully, all these players are OK.

Phoenix is in the mix for for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, but only barely.

Rubio goes a long way in giving the Suns a chance. His savvy play has solidified a team that was totally deficient at point guard last season.

Baynes is another veteran contributor who has boosted Phoenix’s rise. But at least the Suns have Deandre Ayton at center if Baynes remains unavailable.

Okobo and Jevon Carter have been splitting backup point-guard duties. Carter can handle those if necessary. A raw rookie, Lecque is in line for more playing time if (when?) the Suns fall from the playoff race.