The San Antonio Spurs are waiving veteran guard Cameron Payne just two months after acquiring him in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, according to ESPN.
The Story: The Spurs acquired Payne along with $5.6 million from the Suns in July in exchange for a future second-round pick.
- Payne averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 assists in 48 games for the Suns last season.
- Payne had a 31-point performance in Game 6 of the 2023 Western Conference semifinals against the Denver Nuggets.
- With San Antonio building around their young core, Payne will have a better chance on a contending team.
Missing old friends: The move comes just a month after he made comments on social media, saying he wished he was still with the Suns.
- “I wish I was in Phoenix still,” Payne said. “It is what it is, they’re trying to win the ‘chip, and I respect it. I feel like they could’ve won the ‘chip with me, though.”
The Spurs will need to waive or trade two more players before the start of the 2023-24 regular season.