The Phoenix Suns will return to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona for training camp from september 25-28. Booker was in the midst of a strong season prior to the injury.
This timetable could have Booker back having missed all of training camp and some of the preseason, potentially returning against the Golden State Warriors for the third preseason game on October 8 at the soonest, or in the last game before the regular season against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 10.
John Gambadoro of 98.7 Arizona Sports Station in Phoenix reports Booker will have surgery on his right hand in Los Angeles and is expected to miss the start of camp.
Booker initially jammed his hand during a March practice last season. He averaged a career-high 24.9 points and shot 38.3 percent from 3-point range in 54 games last season.
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In the offseason, Booker and the Suns agreed to a five-year max contract extension worth $158 million.
The Suns open the regular season on October 17 against the Dallas Mavericks at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Add on top of that the fact that the Suns have a bunch of important new pieces - Ayton, Ariza, Anderson - to incorporate this season, and this becomes an even tougher blow for Phoenix. Phoenix drafted the No. 1 overall pick, Deandre Ayton, in the 2018 National Basketball Association draft.