Suns Bench Michael Beasley
Jared Dudley will return to the starting lineup at small forward for the Suns when they play the Clippers today at Staples Center, coach Alvin Gentry announced. Dudley, who was the starting shooting guard before getting replaced by Shannon Brown two weeks ago, will replace Michael Beasley, who has been mired in a slump. Beasley sat out the fourth quarter of a three-point loss Thursday against visiting Dallas after shooting 3-for-12 and scoring nine points. Beasley is averaging 11.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 37.4 percent from the floor. Phoenix is trying to avoid its first six-game losing streak since March 2009.