Suns get Nash back but are still short-handed

The Phoenix Suns are short-handed for their game against the

Oklahoma City Thunder, with three players acquired in a trade with

Orlando yet to join the team.

Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said Sunday night that the Suns ”are

going to try” to bring in Marcin Gortat, Vince Carter and Mickael

Pietrus before Monday night’s game at San Antonio but he doesn’t

know if that will happen.

If not, the trio would likely debut with the Suns on Thursday

night against Miami in Phoenix.

The Suns did get All-Star point guard Steve Nash back after he

missed most of the previous game with a neck stinger sustained

against Dallas. Joining him in the starting lineup were Chris

Dudley, Grant Hill, Channing Frye and Robin Lopez.