The Phoenix Suns will have to go 1-2 months without a key piece of their team, forward Cameron Johnson, who had surgery today to remove part of his meniscus.
With forward Jae Crowder out until the team can work out a trade for the veteran, Phoenix is already thin at the position.
Johnson was off to a strong start to the year through eight games. He was averaging 13.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Johnson was draining 3-pointers at a 43.1 percent clip.
The fourth-year forward out of North Carolina enjoyed a breakout campaign last year, averaging 12.5 points and 4.1 RPG while knocking down 42.5 percent of his attempts from downtown.
Phoenix has started the season with a 7-3 straight-up record and a 6-4 against-the-spread mark. The Suns play at Minnesota on Wednesday night.