Suns' Booker to undergo hand surgery


Unfortunately for Booker and the Suns, a lingering hand injury will force the star guard to potentially miss the beginning of training camp.

Suns marquee shooting guard Devin Booker is reportedly set to undergo hand surgery this week and will be out indefinitely as National Basketball Association teams approach training camps and their pre-season schedules.

Phoenix's training camp begins Sept 25.

The same hand was a lingering issue for Booker during the end of the 2017-18 season in which he missed the final 12 games of the season.

The Suns, a team that has lived in the lottery for the last few seasons, also acquired Villanova three-and-D wing Mikal Bridges in a draft day trade with the Philadelphia 76ers.

With no timetable for his return, it's not clear yet whether Booker will play any pre-season games, though there will be no chances taken with a player of his importance.

The Suns past year defeated the Brisbane Bullets 114-93 during their pre-season schedule.

Booker, 21, signed a five-year, $158-million contract extension earlier this summer.

If Booker is unable to go for the first couple games of the season, the Suns will have to rely heavily on Troy Daniels and Shaquille Harrison at the shooting guard position. Phoenix drafted the No. 1 overall pick, Deandre Ayton, in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft.



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