We had former Murray State point guard Cameron Payne going to the Oklahoma City Thunder 14th overall in our 2015 NBA mock draft. He will likely still be a lottery pick, but he is going to be out of action for three weeks as the guard suffered a fractured right finger in his workout with the Denver Nuggets on Monday.
Per Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress:
Cameron Payne suffered a non-displaced fracture in the ring finger of his right (off) hand in a workout in Denver on Monday. After seeing a hand specialist in New York, it was determined that Payne suffered a clean fracture which will not require surgery, and will sit out the next three weeks as a precautionary measure. His hand is currently in a splint, not a cast. “Cam continued to work out even after suffering the injury in Denver, and he could probably play in a meaningful game tomorrow if he needed to,” his agent Travis King told us, adding that the precise timetable for his return will be set after an additional visit with a specialist next week.
Payne has worked out with the Nuggets, the Thunder, the Kings, the Lakers, and the Pacers. He’s also visited the Jazz, the Thunder, and the Celtics. He averaged 20.2 points and 6.0 assists during his sophomore year at Murray State.
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