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Suns forward Alan Williams to miss most of season

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Phoenix will be light on Big Sauce for 2017-18

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Good news, Phoenix Suns forward Alan Williams’ surgery on his right knee meniscus today went well. Bad news, the 2016-17 Majerle Hustle award winner will miss most of the upcoming NBA season.

A return to “full basketball activity” for Big Sauce is going to take about sixth months.

Suns fans all know, love, and will miss Williams. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, he’s a native Phoenician who went undrafted out of UC Santa Barbara in 2015 and then worked his tail off to get a job with the Suns. Last season he logged 15 double-doubles off the bench, third-most in the NBA.

For his efforts Williams was awarded with a 3-year $17 million contract in July. The final two years of that contract are not guaranteed.

If in fact Williams is able to return to the court before the conclusion of the season, there will likely be fewer than ten games remaining on the Phoenix schedule.

Big Sauce has a message:

Hurry back, Sauce. The Suns tip off their 2017-18 campaign Wednesday, October 18th when they host the Portland Trail Blazers. Tip is scheduled for 7pm PT.