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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
3-0 3-0 W3
1-2 1-2 L1
1-2 1-2 L2
1-2 1-2 W1
0-2 0-2 L2

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 16.5 7.0 28.6 2.5 3.5

Top Cameron Payne News

  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Doesn't practice Monday

    Payne (hamstring) didn't participate in Monday's practice, Gerald Bourquet of reports.

    Payne missed Saturday's contest after he sustained a right hamstring strain in Friday's win over the Lakers. It's not yet clear whether he'll be cleared to return for Wednesday's matchup against the Kings, but his absence from practice isn't an encouraging sign.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Out Saturday

    Payne is out Saturday against the Trail Blazers due to a strained right hamstring.

    Payne pulled his hamstring during Friday's win over the Lakers, so he'll sit out on the second night of a back-to-back. While he's sidelined, more minutes should be available for Elfrid Payton.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Starting at point guard

    Payne is starting Monday's preseason game against the Kings.

    Payne draws the start at point guard in this one as the team has elected to give the Murray State product some run with the first team. Landry Shamet gets the nod at shooting guard, rounding out the backcourt.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Returning to Phoenix

    Payne is returning to the Suns after agreeing to a three-year, $19 million deal, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    In his second season with the Suns, Payne averaged 8.4 points, 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game. The Murray State's 29-point, nine-assist performance during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals almost guaranteed Payne a big raise come free agency, but it still remained likely that he would be returning to Phoenix. The Suns are expected to bring back Chris Paul as well so the 26-year-old is should retain the same role he had during the 2020-21 campaign.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Provides spark off bench

    Payne tallied 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt), one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 118-105 win over the Bucks.

    Payne scored in double figures in Game 1 of the Finals for the first time since his breakout 29-point performance in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. The 26-year-old gives the Suns a jolt of energy every time he touches the court, but his role is likely to remain somewhat limited as long as Chris Paul is healthy.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Will play in Game 4

    Payne (ankle) has been cleared for Saturday's Game 4 against the Clippers, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    As expected, after turning his left ankle in Game 3, Payne will return and play in Game 4 with the Suns up 2-1. In 13 playoff appearances, Payne has averaged 11.1 points, 3.7 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 21.2 minutes.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Walking 'fine', gets shots up

    Payne (ankle) was walking "fine" and was able to shoot during the Suns' light practice Friday, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.

    Payne suffered an ankle injury in Game 3 and played just four minutes, but it seems like he might be able to take the court in Game 4. For now, he should tentatively be considered questionable until the team formally updates his status.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Listed as probable

    Payne (ankle) is probable for Saturday's matchup with the Clippers, Kent Somers of The Arizona Somers reports.

    Payne was unable to return to Thursday's Game 3 loss to the Clippers after suffering an ankle injury just four minutes into his first stint in the game. However, it looks like the Suns may have just been erring on the side of caution, as he was able to participate in Friday's light practice and subsequently draw a probable designation. Still, final confirmation on his status is not expected to come until closer to tip-off.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Won't return to Game 3

    Payne (ankle) will not return to Game 3 against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Payne was available for just four minutes in Game 3 before he suffered an ankle injury that forced to limp to the locker room. It's unfortunate timing for the 26-year-old point guard, who had just had the game of his life in Game 2 when he went off for 29 points and nine assists.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Age: 27
School: Murray State
Experience: 6