Davon Reed has been completing the last part of his rehab from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee by playing a couple of games for the NAZ Suns in Prescott Valley. Well, it seems that he’s now ready to get his first taste of real NBA action as the Suns have recalled him.
Davon Reed has been recalled by the @Suns. Playing in his first game-action since Summer League, he averaged 10.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games with NAZ. pic.twitter.com/TSDtg1ruMe— Northern AZ Suns (@nazsuns) January 6, 2018
The Suns have been chronically short-handed the entire season with the injuries to Reed, Brandon Knight, and Alan Williams, all of which started out the season injured. The three-week absence of Devin Booker with a groin injury and the most recent MIAs (T.J. Warren and Jared Dudley due to illness and Isaiah Canaan due to a groin strain) have put a spotlight on just how undermanned the squad has been.
Reed’s return will be a very welcomed addition and he should start seeing minutes quickly.
For those of you who haven’t seen him play since Summer League, here are some of his NAZ Suns highlights.
Davon Reed highlights from last night's game pic.twitter.com/E1GJasbTts— Northern AZ Suns (@nazsuns) January 6, 2018
His defensive presence and three-point shooting could be a big help when the Suns face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
Reed might even be able to help out some at the point if Canaan is still out. The following is from Evan Sidery’s article back on June 19 about the final pre-draft workout for the Suns:
“Reed was carrying the point guard duties and was vocal with calling out screens and or attacking the rim. From a 6’5” wing with a 7’ wingspan, Reed’s length stands out when you’re right next to him. Reed has ballhandling and playmaking capabilities, so it’s something to keep an eye on if he’s a Sun come Thursday.”