While the Suns didn’t provide an official update on Craig’s status after Thursday’s game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the 30-year-old underwent an MRI on his right knee today. According to Wojnarowski, that MRI revealed no structural damage to the knee, so Craig is being considered day-to-day for now.
That diagnosis is good news for the Suns, who had already been leaning on Craig as a part of their rotation throughout the playoffs and may have wanted him to play a slightly larger role with Dario Saric unavailable. Phoenix acquired Craig from Milwaukee in exchange for cash in a midseason trade.
Game 3 isn’t schedule to take place until Sunday, so Craig will have an extra day off to recover. If he’s not cleared to play in Game 3, Phoenix could turn to Frank Kaminsky or Abdel Nader for a few minutes off the bench or could slightly increase the workload of wings like Jae Crowder, Mikal Bridges, and Cameron Johnson.