Suns watch Cameron Payne has been determined to have a right foot sprain and will miss no less than about fourteen days, which is the point at which he’ll be reconsidered, tweets Gerald Bourguet of PHNX Sports.
Payne missed nine games in mid-to-late December with right foot irritation, and afterward disturbed the injury in his subsequent game back during Wednesday’s misfortune to Cleveland. He was sidelined for the previous evening’s misfortune to Miami also.
It’s an extreme blow for the Suns, who keep on being hit hard by wounds. Payne is a significant individual from Phoenix’s backcourt, with midpoints of 12.1 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 5.3 APG and 0.9 SPG on .412/.378/.776 shooting divides through 28 games (14 beginnings, 24.0 MPG). The focuses and helps per game both address profession highs.
The Suns are as of now without star shooting monitor Devin Booker (crotch strain) and beginning power forward Cameron Johnson (torn meniscus and resulting a medical procedure). Johnson has been gaining ground in his recovery, yet he hasn’t taken part in contact work yet, per lead trainer Monty Williams (Twitter connect through Bourguet).
Williams additionally said Chris Paul is viewed as everyday with right hip irritation, and one more update will be given on Sunday. The veteran point monitor missed 14 games before in the season with right heel irritation.
The Suns have dropped eight of their beyond nine games, including five straight, to move to 20-20 on the season. Their forthcoming timetable over the course of the following fourteen days will not help them — they’re home against Cleveland on Sunday, then go on a four-game excursion against the Champions, Chunks, Wolves and Grizzlies, trailed by home games against the Nets and Pacers.
With Payne, Booker, and possibly Paul sidelined, search for monitors like Landry Shamet, Damion Lee and Duane Washington to have more minutes and chance endeavors.