Booker to undergo hand surgery, expected to miss start of camp

Sep 11, 2018, 02:28
Booker to undergo hand surgery, expected to miss start of camp

This timetable could have Booker back having missed all of training camp and some of the preseason, potentially returning against the Golden State Warriors for the third preseason game on October 8 at the soonest, or in the last game before the regular season against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 10.

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

The Suns are better with Devin Booker in the lineup versus when he is out.

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.

He'll undergo surgery on a ligament in his hand that bothered him last season.

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

Booker averaged 24.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Suns in 2017-18.

Phoenix opens the regular season October 17 against the Mavericks.

It will be the first time the Breakers will have played an National Basketball Association side in the second year of a pre-season series that pits teams from the Australian NBL against National Basketball Association opponents. 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.