On Friday morning, the Suns announced that rookie shooting guard Davon Reed underwent surgery yesterday to repair a tear in his left knee. The surgery was performed in Phoenix, and Reed is expected to return around New Years at the earliest with the 4-6 month timeframe to recover.
Reed was one Phoenix’s major standouts in Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in all six contests while taking on an obvious leadership role immediately with the Summer Suns.
With Brandon Knight already out for the season with a torn ACL, Reed’s knee injury is a blow to the team’s current guard depth. This would be all the more reason why Iowa’s Peter Jok was signed to a partially guaranteed contract earlier this week, where he is expected to battle Elijah Millsap now for a spot on the 15-man roster.
Behind Devin Booker at the two-guard spot, expect Derrick Jones Jr. and Josh Jackson to also see significant minutes there to help fill the void of losing their two main backups for an extended period.