Suns backup point guard Cameron Payne didn’t play in the second half of Saturday night’s 113-103 win against Indiana after injuring his right wrist in the first half. Payne was shaking and holding his right hand and wrist after a basket with 1:20 left in the first quarter. He was fouled on the play by Pacers big Isaiah Jackson. Continuing to play, Payne finished with seven points on 2-of-5 shooting and three assists in the first half as he left the game with 9:24 left in second quarter.
Then Jae Crowder immediately ran to the locker room holding his left wrist after scoring on a contested transition with 4:37 left in the third quarter that put the Suns up, 79-61, over the Pacers (17-30), who were coming off back-to-back road wins versus Lakers and Warriors. He didn't return to the game as well as the Suns posted their eighth consecutive home sellout crowd of 17,071.
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said they don't have updates on Jae Crowder or Cam Payne yet. They'll have more on them tomorrow after getting more testing done
Kellan Olson: Cam Payne (right hamstring strain) is questionable for tomorrow's Suns game against the Rockets. That's an upgraded status for him after already being ruled out on Monday for yesterday's game. Deandre Ayton (right leg contusion) is questionable again.
Kellan Olson: Cam Payne’s right hamstring strain will be reevaluated in a week, per Suns
Law Murray: Cameron Payne is officially available, according to Monty Williams "I expect him to play well. I really do."
Dave McMenamin: Suns point guard Cameron Payne will play in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals tonight, league sources tell ESPN. Payne played just four minutes in Game 3 because of a turned left ankle. He registered a career-high 29 points along with 9 assists and 0 turnovers in Game 2.
Gerald Bourguet: Monty Williams said Cam Payne was a little bit better today, but they didn't do a ton so it's hard to evaluate. They're hopeful he can get back on the floor tomorrow, but they didn't have a normal practice today
Kellan Olson: Devin Booker (left hamstring strain) and Cam Payne (right foot soreness) are both out tonight for the Suns vs. the Warriors. Dario Saric and Damian Jones still out as well.
Duane Rankin: #Suns injury report vs. Pacers. Cameron Payne (right ankle sprain) and Jalen Smith (health and safety protocols) OUT.
Bulls point guard Cameron Payne is set to make his season debut Thursday against the 76ers after he foot surgery sidelined him for nearly two-thirds of the season. He’ll play secondary to Bulls starting point guard Kris Dunn.
Nick Friedell: Cam Payne will rejoin the Bulls after the All-Star break. Both Fred Hoiberg and John Paxson have made it very clear that he will play when he returns.
Marc J. Spears: Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says guard Cameron Payne will join G-League Windy City soon and then likely join the varsity team after the All-Star Break.
KC Johnson: Paxson also said Bulls will look at Cameron Payne "sometime after the All-Star break." It's so on.
KC Johnson: McDermott in town means Cam Payne talk. Hoiberg: "We hope to get him back in the next six weeks and give him a real look to see what we have with him. He’s a guy who can push the ball up the floor."
Chicago will have until October 31st to decide on the 4th year team option for Cameron Payne. The 3rd year point guard is out 3-4 months after undergoing surgery on his right foot. Payne would have a $3.3M cap hit if the Bulls elect to exercise his option for 2018-19.
Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne will undergo surgery on his right foot Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until late November, league sources told The Vertical. The Bulls acquired Payne at the trade deadline last season as a potential point guard of the future, and Payne had started the summer positively in his workout regimen and participated in summer league before re-aggravating the foot.
Nick Friedell: Source confirms @Shams Charania report. Cameron Payne will have surgery on his right foot. He's out a least a couple months.
Jay King: Rajon Rondo and Cameron Payne will be inactive for the Bulls, per Hoiberg. No surprise in either case.
Cameron Payne is nearing his return to the Thunder, but first he’ll have to suit up for the Oklahoma City Blue. Thunder coach Billy Donovan didn’t specify which games Payne would play in, but the 22-year-old is expected to play this week for the Blue, possibly as early as Tuesday night in Salt Lake City. It’ll be Payne’s first live game action since suffering an acute fracture in his right foot in the Thunder’s Blue and White scrimmage Sept. 27. The Blue has three games this week: Tuesday at Salt Lake City, Thursday at Reno and Saturday at home against Greensboro (7 p.m., Cox Convention Center).
But he participated in full-contact three-on-three at the end of Wednesday's practice, as did guard Victor Oladipo, who's missed the past eight games with a sprained right wrist. Oladipo also will sit out against the Grizzlies unless something “unforeseeable” happens before the game, Donovan said. But both players appear to be closing in on returns.
Randy Renner: From today's #Thunder practice "Neither Oladipo Nor Payne Expected To Play On Roadtrip" at InsideThunder.com pic.twitter.com/7k70q8z7X78
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Oklahoma guard Cameron Payne nearing season debut from fractured foot. Potential return date: Dec. 29 in hometown of Memphis.
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today that guard Cameron Payne suffered an acute fracture to his fifth metatarsal in Tuesday night’s Blue-White Scrimmage.
Royce Young: Cameron Payne suffered an "acute fracture" to his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the same one he had surgery on this summer.
Randy Renner: #Thunder say Payne will talk to doctors this week to see about treatment going forward. No word on whether he will make trip to Spain.
Anthony Slater: Thunder point guard Cameron Payne had surgery for a Jones fracture in his right foot today. Expected to be ready for training camp.
Randy Renner: #Thunder coach Billy Donovan says both Cameron Payne and Nick Collison are back from injury and cleared to play https://t.co/SWFkptAQEc
May 27, 2022 | 8:51 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: With the hiring of Darvin Ham as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers via @Adrian Wojnarowski, half of the 30 head coaches in the NBA are now black. With Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra (Asian), 16 of the NBA head coaches are of color. The Charlotte Hornets still have an opening.
May 27, 2022 | 8:30 pm EDT Update
JaVale McGee spoke highly of his time in Phoenix throughout the year and said the Suns are on the list of teams he’d consider. “Definitely consider it, definitely consider an opportunity,” he said. “At this point in my career, I’m definitely focused on myself and what’s best for me and my situation and my family. I know what I bring to a team if it’s any organization that I go to. For me, that’s what it’s all about. Make sure I’m valuing myself as much as the team (is) valuing me.”
When McGee got to the NBA, one of the first things his mother preached to him was philanthropy. He took part in the usual turkey drives for Thanksgiving and handing out presents on Christmas but the foundation was a huge step forward to doing even more. The Juglife Foundation has helped get six water wells set up in Uganda and is in the process of putting a sports complex there as well. “We’re just doing a lot of things on that side of the world that people tend to forget about,” McGee said. “Third world countries that really need our help and that’s just what we’re passionate about.”