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Report: Suns PG Chris Paul undergoes wrist surgery

Field Level Media
03 Aug 2021, 08:55 GMT+10

Point guard Chris Paul, who led the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals this past season, underwent wrist surgery but should be ready for the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, ESPN reported.

Paul, who opted out of his contract by declining a $44.2 million player option for next season, is an unrestricted free agent. The 36-year-old still is coveted by the Suns, who went to the Finals for the first time since 1993 in Paul's first season in Phoenix.

Paul played through hand, wrist and shoulder injuries in the 2021 playoffs but was able to guide the Suns into Game 6 of the Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.

In his 16th NBA season, Paul averaged 16.4 points, 8.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game with the Suns. In 20 playoff games, he averaged 19.2 points, 8.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds.

--Field Level Media

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