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Phoenix Suns: Rookie Cam Johnson was showing growth before latest setback

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Phoenix Suns rookie Cam Johnson was looking forward to playing more with Kelly Oubre Jr. being out at least four weeks following knee surgery – and raising his level of play at the same time.

“I need to contribute more,” Johnson said last week.

He won’t have an opportunity to do either one in the near future.

Johnson will miss a third straight game Tuesday night at Portland with mononucleosis and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. This comes a week after Johnson scored a career-high 21 points, going 5-of-13 from 3, in Phoenix’s loss to Toronto on his 24th birthday March 3.