The Phoenix Suns have become the latest NBA squad to take a flyer on 2015 lottery pick Cameron Payne. The club announced the signing on the final day of the pre-Disney transaction window.
Payne hasn’t seen big league action since 2018-19 but he did play 15 G League games with the Texas Legends this season, averaging 23.2 points and 7.3 assists per contest. Prior to the G League stint, he played through training camp with the Toronto Raptors and had a stint in China.
Payne’s deal with the Suns – which has already been formally announced – is for two years, Shams Charania of The Athletic notes. It’s possible that the 2020-21 season comes with a team option.
Payne will compete for minutes in a Suns backcourt with Ricky Rubio, Elie Okobo, Jevon Carter and Ty Jerome when NBA action resumes next month. Phoenix is on the outside looking in at the postseason heading into the final eight regular season games.