Frank Kaminsky has quietly given the Suns quality backup big man minutes this season. He’s averaging 10.6 points a game but doing it efficiently with a 63.5 true shooting percentage, plus the team is defending well and giving up less than a point per possession with him on the court this season. He even had a 31-point game against the Blazers back on Nov. 10.
Now the Suns will be without Kaminsky, the team announcing he is out indefinitely with a stress reaction in his right knee. There are not a lot of details, and there is no timeline for his return.
It’s also bad news for Kaminsky, who signed a one-year deal with the Suns last offseason and will be a free agent next summer. He seemed to be playing himself into a slightly larger contract next offseason, but this could set that effort back.
The Suns have stayed hot, having won 12 in a row as they head out on a four-game road trip that includes the Knicks and Nets.