17 Facts About Cameron Payne


Cameron Payne was born on August 8,1994 and is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.

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Cameron Payne was considered to be a three-star recruit by Rivals.

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Cameron Payne was recruited by William Small to play college basketball at Murray State, choosing the Racers over a few other schools.

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Cameron Payne then went from a relatively unknown college recruit to a potential NBA lottery pick.

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Cameron Payne was forced to start at point guard as a freshman due to an injury to Zay Jackson, and began his collegiate career registering 21 points, five boards and four assists in the team's opener at Valparaiso.

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Cameron Payne earned first-team All-OVC honors and was named freshman of the year by the conference.

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Cameron Payne opted to declare for the NBA Draft after his sophomore season.

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On June 25,2015, Cameron Payne was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

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On July 25,2016, Cameron Payne underwent a successful procedure to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

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Cameron Payne recovered quickly and was cleared to practice when training camp opened.

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Cameron Payne subsequently made his season debut that night, scoring eight points in 13 minutes against the Denver Nuggets.

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On February 23,2017, Cameron Payne was traded, along with Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.

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On September 8,2017, Cameron Payne was ruled out for three to four months after undergoing surgery on his right foot two days prior.

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On January 6,2019, Cameron Payne signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Cameron Payne parted ways with the Cavaliers following the expiration of his second 10-day contract.

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On October 8,2019, Cameron Payne played for 12 minutes against the Houston Rockets in a preseason game and tallied four points, one assist, and one rebound.

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Cameron Payne helped the Suns reach the 2021 NBA Finals, but the Suns lost the series in 6 games to the Milwaukee Bucks.

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