Cameron Payne is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on August 8, 1994 and played college basketball for Murray State. Payne attended Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee where he led the school to a 2013 Division II state championship.
In 2015, Payne was selected 14th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Draft. After playing for two seasons with the Thunder, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in 2017 where he played for three seasons before being waived in 2019.
Following his departure from the Bulls, Payne signed 10-day contracts with the Cleveland Cavaliers before playing for the Shanxi Loongs of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). In 2020, Payne returned to the NBA, signing with the Phoenix Suns where he reinvigorated his career, becoming an essential player off the bench. His contributions helped the Suns reach the NBA Finals in 2021.
Additionally, In a victorious game against the New York Knicks on March 4, 2022, Cameron Payne had his best performance yet with a career-high of 16 assists and 17 points, contributing to the Phoenix Suns’ 115-114 win.
On November 16, 2022, in a 130-119 win over the Golden State Warriors, Payne matched his personal record of 29 points, showcasing his skills on the court once again.
During the Semi-Finals of the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs, in Game 6 versus the Denver Nuggets, Payne surpassed his highest score in points, achieving 31 points in a game where the Phoenix Suns unfortunately lost with a final score of 125-100.
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Who Is Cameron Payne wife or girlfriend?
Cameron Payne is not married but in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Lisa Mendez. Lisa is a businesswoman and owns a jewelry company by the name, of ‘ Le Monae’. Moreover, In the past Cameron dated Aaleeyah Petty back in 2016 and parted ways in 2018.