Suns’ Williams suffers torn meniscus, surgery set for Monday
Phoenix Suns power forward Alan Williams tore his meniscus in a pick-up game Thursday and will undergo surgery Monday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
The 24-year-old Phoenix native has played two seasons for the Suns, averaging 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Last season, Williams nearly averaged a double-double after the All-Star break with 11.4 points on 51.4 percent shooting and 9.1 rebounds in 25 games, 12 of which saw him hit double-digits in both scoring and rebounding. That included a five-game stretch last March that was the longest double-double streak by a Suns reserve in franchise history.
His 15 double-doubles led the Suns overall and ranked third in the league off the bench.
The Suns rewarded the big man with a three-year, $17 million deal this offseason.
In other news, Yahoo! Sports’ reported the Suns signed former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett to a non-guaranteed deal.