Reports: Suns guard Devin Booker out indefinitely
NBA.com Global on Sep 10, 2018 09:45 AM
FILE - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 14: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs as part of NBA Global Games at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on January 14, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will reportedly undergo surgery on his right hand, per John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.
Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker will undergo hand surgery on Monday and is out indefinitely, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
Booker will have the surgery in Los Angeles and is likely to miss the start of training camp.
The 6-foot-6 guard dealt with hand pain during the final weeks of the season, ultimately sitting out the final 12 games of 2017-18. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added that Booker's timetable for a return will be clearer after Monday's procedure.
Booker's availability for the start of regular season will be clearer after procedure on Monday, league source tells ESPN. Booker signed a five-year, $158M extension this summer. https://t.co/4e0SA2SXE3— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 10, 2018
Booker, who signed a five-year maximum extension during the offseason, is coming off his third NBA season in which he averaged 24.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. The former 13th overall pick won the JBL Three-Point Contest during the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend and recently participated in the USA Men's National Team minicamp in Las Vegas.
The Suns were hoping to take a step forward behind Booker and the offseason additions of No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton, No. 10 overall pick Mikal Bridges and free agent signee Trevor Ariza. Phoenix has not made the playoffs since 2010.