Devin Booker of Phoenix Suns to undergo hand surgery

Aubrey Yates
September 11, 2018

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is slated to miss at least four weeks after he undergoes surgery in his shooting hand on Monday, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

Booker struggled with his hand last season and was forced to wear a splint that caused him to miss the final 12 games of the year.

The Phoenix Suns will return to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona for training camp from september 25-28.

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Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, right, guards Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Salt Lake City. It is hard to replace his production in the lineup.

The Suns could opt to rest Booker throughout the entire preseason as well, having etched his place in the starting lineup and as the Suns' franchise player, after signing a five-year, $158 million rookie extension earlier this summer. He became the fourth-youngest player in National Basketball Association history to score 3,000 points, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points and shot 38.3 percent from 3-point range in 54 games last season.

Phoenix opens the regular season October 17 against the Mavericks.

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