According to John Gambodaro from the Arizona Sports 98.7 FM the Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker undergoing right-hand operation this Monday. Due to the same health problem Booker missed last 12 games in the previous season.
It is clear that the Suns leader will not be ready to join the team’s training camp start which will begin on September 25. How long the process of recovery will span is unclear.
We can guess that the time of the operation was chosen as the Suns wants that rehabilitation process will have ended before the beginning of the 2018-19 season (USAToday.com). In the first regular season game the Suns will play against the Dallas Mavericks in Phoenix on October 17.
Speaking about Devin Booker, last season for the 21-year-old guard was the best in his professional career – he averaged 25 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. And at the same the Phoenix Suns had a bad season – just 21 wins and 61 losses – and they finally didn’t make the playoffs.
But getting the No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton and having healthy Devin Booker the upcoming season might be ground-breaking for the Suns. In 2018 Devon Booker has signed a five-year, $158 million contract extension.