Suns’ Williams suffers torn meniscus, surgery set for Monday

Sep 22, 2017, 4:10 PM | Updated: 11:14 pm
Phoenix Suns forward Alan Williams (15) is fouled by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) in t...
Phoenix Suns forward Alan Williams (15) is fouled by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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.

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