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2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 26.4 13.0 41.3 2.6 5.8

Top Cameron Payne News

  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Moves back to bench

    Payne isn't in the startling lineup for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Keith Smith of reports.

    Payne and Ish Wainright will return to the bench Wednesday, with Chris Paul and Torrey Craig returning to the starting unit. Payne had started the last 14 games with Paul out due to a heel injury.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Showcases passing skills

    Payne amassed 14 points (4-16 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and 10 assists across 34 minutes during Monday's 130-111 loss to Dallas.

    Payne registered his second double-double in three games, though he's struggled with his shot of late. He's knocked down six of his last 24 attempts from the field, and three of 13 from downtown. Payne's inconsistent scoring numbers are certainly a concern for fantasy managers, as he's scored in double figures in two of his last five matchups.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Dishes season-high 12 assists

    Payne ended with 20 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 0-2 FT), one rebound, 12 assists and four steals in 37 minutes during Friday's 122-121 loss to Houston.

    Payne scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter on 4-of-7 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from three as the Suns lost a nail-biter at home in the final seconds. The Phoenix guard shot 66.7 percent from the field in the contest after failing to reach the 60 percent mark in any game this season coming in and also recorded a game and season-high 12 assists, seven of which came in the second half. It was a great bounce-back game for Payne after shooting just 27.7 percent from the field over his previous three contests.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Delivers double-double Friday

    Payne racked up 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, 10 assists and one steal over 32 minutes during Friday's 108-102 win over the Pistons.

    Payne continues to deliver in the absence of Chris Paul (heel), putting forth his first double-double of the season Friday. Over the past two weeks, Payne is putting up healthy averages of 17.2 points, 7.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 triples. As soon as Paul returns to the lineup, Payne will likely shift back to the bench but until that time, it's safe to continue rolling with his quality guard production.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Fills stat sheet Sunday

    Payne ended Sunday's 116-95 victory over the Knicks with 21 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, nine assists and two blocks over 32 minutes.

    Payne got off to a strong start and scored 10 of his 21 points in the first quarter, including five free throws. He's made the most of his opportunity to start over the last six contests, averaging 20.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists while making 45.5 percent of his three-point attempts. Through 14 games, he is on pace to have the best season of his career and is producing personal bests of 14.1 points and 24.2 minutes per game.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Solid effort in loss

    Payne finished Friday's 134-133 loss to the Jazz with 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

    Payne continues to fill in well for Chris Paul, who is still out with a heel injury. The career backup shot over 50 percent for the second straight game and added a season-high three steals. In his last five games, he is averaging 20.0 points and 5.8 assists while also hitting 3.6 three-pointers per contest.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Torches Warriors with 29 points

    Payne registered 29 points (9-17 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, seven assists and one block across 33 minutes during Wednesday's 130-119 win over Golden State.

    Payne was on fire in the win, going off for a season-high 29 points, including six triples. Known more as a pass-first player, Payne obviously felt good heading into the game and it certainly showed. He has now scored at least 22 points in three of his past four games, filling in admirably for Chris Paul, who remains out due to a heel injury. Until we get word that Paul is returning to the lineup, Payne needs to be rostered across pretty much all formats.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Game-high 22 points in loss

    Payne produced 22 points (8-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, four assists and one steal over 35 minutes during Friday's 114-97 loss to Orlando.

    Payne got off to a solid start, hitting both of his shots in the first quarter while also dishing an assist to Deandre Ayton for an easy dunk. However, the Suns' point guard turned the ball over three consecutive times between the end of the first quarter and the start of the second to help the Magic jump out to an early lead. He finished the first half with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting before adding another 11 points in the second half to give him a team-high 22 on the night. Payne has now recorded back-to-back 20-point games in both of his starts in place of the injured Chris Paul (heel).

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Strong output as starter

    Payne delivered 23 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, six rebounds and a steal across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 129-117 win over the Timberwolves.

    Payne got his first start of the season with Chris Paul (heel) sidelined and thrived, surpassing the 20-point mark for the first time in the current campaign and also ending just two dimes shy of a double-double. He posted season-best marks in points, rebounds and assists, and he continues to produce -- he's now scored in double digits in four of his last five contests. Payne should remain in the starting unit if Paul is unable to suit up against the Magic on Friday.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Gets starting nod

    Payne is in the starting five for Wednesday's game versus Minnesota.

    Payne will start at point guard with Chris Paul (heel) out. Payne posted 14 points, two rebounds and five assists in 28 minutes during Monday's loss to the 76ers after Paul went down.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Steps up as CP3 replacement

    Payne finished Monday's 100-88 loss to Philadelphia with 14 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and five assists in 28 minutes.

    Payne had to embrace a more prominent role once Chris Paul (heel) was ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game, but he adjusted well and ended up delivering his best game of the season. He's now scored in double digits in three of his last four games off the bench, and he should step into the starting unit if Paul misses any additional time.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Available Monday

    Payne (foot) is available for Monday's contest against the 76ers, Duane Rankin of the reports.

    Payne is set to make his return to the court after missing Phoenix's previous two games due to a foot injury. The 28-year-old guard is averaging 8.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals over his first seven appearances of the season.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Questionable for Monday

    Payne (foot) is questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers, Gerald Bourguet of reports.

    Payne has missed back-to-back games due to a foot injury, but he may return to action Monday. However, if he remains out, Damion Lee and Landry Shamet are candidates for increased increased roles.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Out again Saturday

    Payne (foot) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Trail Blazers, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Payne was added to the injury report Thursday as probable due to foot soreness, but he was ultimately ruled out of the contest and will sit out a second consecutive game 24 hours later. Payne's next chance to don the uniform arrives Monday in Philadelphia.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Downgraded to out

    Payne (foot) won't play in Friday's game versus the Trail Blazers.

    Payne was downgraded from probable to out ahead of Friday's game due to left foot soreness. The Suns may be holding him out in order for him to play the second night of the back-to-back versus Portland on Saturday. With Payne out, expect Landry Shamet and Damion Lee to see more minutes as backcourt options off the bench.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Late addition to injury report

    Payne (foot) is listed as probable for Friday's contest against Portland, Kellan Olson of reports.

    Payne is currently dealing with left foot soreness and was a late addition to the Suns' injury report. If the 28-year-old is unable to play Friday, his next chance to see the court will be Saturday against the Trail Blazers. Expect Damion Lee and Landry Shamet to see extended minutes Friday if Payne isn't available.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Hands out five dimes in win

    Payne racked up eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and five assists in 14 minutes during Tuesday's 134-105 victory over Golden State.

    Payne dished out a season-high five assists Tuesday, helping the Suns to their third win of the season. Yet to exceed more than 19 minutes in any game this season, Payne remains on the outside looking in when it comes to 12-team viability. Should Chris Paul miss any time throughout the course of the season, Payne would very quickly become a hot streaming target.

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  • Suns' Cameron Payne: Set to play in opener

    Payne (finger) isn't among the players listed on the injury report for the season opener Wednesday versus the Mavericks.

    After sitting out most of the preseason, Payne participated fully in the team's scrimmage Saturday. His full participation signaled that he should be available for the opener, and his absence from the injury report confirms that.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Age: 28
School: Murray St.
Experience: 7