Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Suns' Booker to undergo hand surgery

Suns' Booker to undergo hand surgery

It was also reported that Booker will have surgery in Los Angeles and is likely to miss the start of training camp.

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will reportedly undergo hand surgery Monday and is expected to miss the beginning of training camp, according to 98.7 FM Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro.

Booker was being bothered by his hand in the final weeks of last season which is why he opted to sit out the final 12 games.

The Phoenix Suns are hoping to climb out of the league's cellar and begin on the road to becoming a contender this season.

Booker missed 28 games in total a year ago. Booker has showed the ability to score in bunches over the course of his young career, and with more pieces in place this season the Suns wanted to see him take another step forward as a player.

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The native Michigander could be in line to start in the Suns' season-opener against the Dallas Mavericks on October 17 if it all goes well, though do expect Phoenix to play this cautiously with their new multi-million-dollar investment.

The Suns went 24-58 last season, finishing last in the Western Conference.

The 21-year old sharpshooter signed a five-year, $158 million max contract extension with the Suns in July, not long after the team selected Arizona center DeAndre Ayton with the #1 overall pick in the draft.

Phoenix opens the regular season October 17 against the Mavericks.

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