Cameron Payne signs two-year contract with Phoenix Suns

Cameron Payne has joined the Phoenix Suns ahead of the resumption of the NBA season next week, the team announced Tuesday.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Payne, who was the 14th pick in the 2015 NBA draft, agreed to a two-year contract with the Suns.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound has averaged 23.2 points, 8.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game in 15 games in 16 minutes per game while shooting 33.1% on 3-pointers over 153 NBA appearances.

He is averaging 6.0 points, 2.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game.

Payne, who briefly played in the Chinese Basketball Association before joining the Texas Legends in the G-League, last appeared in the NBA during the 2018-19 season, which he split between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.

After being drafted by Oklahoma City in 2015, 25-year-old Payne spent time with the Chicago Bulls and played in nine games with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018-19.

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