Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Cameron Payne was waived by the San Antonio Spurs. Payne was traded to the Spurs from the Phoenix Suns for a second spherical decide and money.
Payne now will get the prospect to discover a new residence with a possible title contender. He’s looking for an even bigger function than the Spurs might provide, in line with Wojnarowski.
Payne’s function gave the impression to be squeezed out after the Spurs signed level guard, Tre Jones to a two-year deal this offseason. He would have additionally possible been behind start line guard Devonte Graham.
Payne was on a three-year, $19 million cope with the Suns when he was traded to the Spurs. He had $6.5 million left on his deal. It was the ultimate yr of his contract. The contract was totally assured, so the Spurs will likely be on the hook for the $6.5 million.
The place might Cam Payne play subsequent?
Cam Payne might be a stable backup guard for a contending group. He’s 29 years previous. He has already performed for 4 totally different NBA groups together with the OKC Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Payne might probably return to the Suns on a minimal deal. The group might use his companies after buying and selling Chris Paul. He might match within the bench rotation for the loaded Suns.
Payne stated on social media that he didn’t need to depart Phoenix. At present, they’ve Bradley Beal as a possible start line guard though he performs extra on the two. Additionally they have Jordan Goodwin signed as a rotation level guard.
The Utah Jazz have some cap house left and will probably signal the guard. The Detroit Pistons have essentially the most cap house within the NBA however are loaded with numerous younger guards. It could be exhausting for Payne to search out minutes.
Payne averaged 10.3 factors and 4.5 assists per sport final season with Phoenix. He began a career-high 15 video games that yr as properly. The proficient level guard hit a career-high 4.9 assists per sport within the 2021-22 season. He’s nonetheless younger sufficient to discover a spot someplace within the league.
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