The Washington Times - February 10, 2008, 09:43PM
coach Eddie Jordan

\ As expected, a hip injury will keep Butler out for a third straight game — sixth in the last two weeks — and bone spurs in his right ankle will force Daniels out.\

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\ But Stevenson’s injury was news. Jordan said the guard has been playing on a very sore left knee. Jordan said he “gimped around in practice this morning and he’s gonna give it a try and see how it goes.”\

\ That means a lot of Nick Young at shooting guard.\

\ “What did we dub this?” Jordan said. “The Rookie Tour, remember? This is definitely it.”\

\ Shaq sighting\

\ The Big Fella is in the house, but not in uniform. He flew from Miami to Phoenix today, arrived here at US Airways Center and went through a rigorous workout in the weight room. He then sauntered down the hall dripping in sweat and went into a closed practice court. He then came out and went back into the weight room, but didn’t speak to the media.\

\ Once the game started, he was decked out in a tan suit and sitting in the middle of the Suns’ bench. When a timeout was called three minutes into the game, Shaq rose from his seat nodding his head like an approving father and high-fived his teammates as they came off the court.\

\ — Mike Jones