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Davon Reed undergoes meniscus repair, out 4-6 months

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Another blow to the Suns’ guard depth before the season begins, with Reed expected to return around New Years.

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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.