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Cameron Payne looking to return on January 2nd

Cameron Payne looking to return on January 2nd

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Per Cameron Payne’s Instagram post earlier this morning, it looks like Payne is planning to make his season debut on January 2nd versus the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Payne would be playing his first game of the season, after being out since the preseason after he had surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot.

Payne injured his foot during his rookie season, but it seemed they decided against having surgery on his right foot until the preseason of the 2016-2017 season.

The second year man out of Murray State averaged about five points a game and two assists, while averaging only 15 minutes a game in his rookie season. This season the Oklahoma City Thunder are expecting him to be a big boost for the second unit and add another piece that can create some offense for the bench unit along with Enes Kanter.

Payne showed flashes of what he is capable of last season, and Oklahoma City will be ecstatic to have him back on the floor. Semaj Christon has grown into a nice player for the Thunder this season, but bringing Payne back as the backup point guard will most likely help the scoring droughts that the second unit tends to have.

The Thunder are still without Victor Oladipo, so getting back Cameron Payne on his target date, January 2nd, would be a nice addition.

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