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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will undergo surgery Monday on an injured ligament in his hand that bothered him for much of the season in a procedure a source told ESPN was minor.

Booker will have the surgery in Los Angeles. The Suns will know more about Booker’s recovery timetable after the surgery, a source told ESPN.

Phoenix radio station 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station first reported the news.

Booker, 21, signed a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension with the Suns in July. He has rapidly developed into the Suns’ cornerstone star and the franchise’s hope to lead it out of the lottery and back to the NBA playoffs.

Booker averaged 24.9 points per game in his third NBA season. He has been general manager Ryan McDonough’s most decorated draft pick in Phoenix, taken as a freshman out of Kentucky who dropped to No. 13 in the 2015 NBA draft.

Booker has been surrounded with three lottery picks in the past two drafts, including this year’s No. 1 overall pick, center Deandre Ayton, No. 10 pick Mikal Bridges and 2017 No. 4 overall pick Josh Jackson.

Information from Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was used in this report.

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