August 13, 2020, 7:01 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
In a 128-102 victory over the Mavs, Devin Booker scored 27 points with seven rebounds and five dimes while he was a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
The Suns went undefeated in the Orlando bubble but still need a Portland loss in order to have a chance at making the NBA Playoffs. Booker was excellent in the Bubble, returning first-round value. Even if the Suns don't make the postseason, they have a promising future that was on full display during the restart.
August 11, 2020, 7:00 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker led the Suns to their seventh straight victory on Tuesday, putting up 35 points to go with nine rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 41 minutes.
Booker dropped at least 30 points for the fifth time in his last seven games. He has been simply outstanding for the Suns who still have a very real chance of forcing their way into the playoffs. Booker has to be considered one of the favorites for the MVP of the seeding games and based on what we have seen over the past two weeks, he is going to be highly sought after in drafts next season.
August 10, 2020, 5:01 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker continues to set the pace for the Suns, dropping a game-high 35 points to go with five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 29 minutes on Monday.
Booker put up 35 points for the second consecutive game, leading the Suns to their sixth straight victory. The dream run continues as they look to push for an elusive playoff berth. They will face the Sixers on Tuesday and finish with the Mavericks on Thursday, both of which are must-win games.
August 9, 2020, 12:19 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker netted 35 points in Saturday's victory over the Heat, adding six assists, three rebounds and a steal.
The Suns won their fifth straight game on Saturday evening, and Booker is the primary reason why. They are pushing to force themselves into (at least) a play-in for the final playoff spot in the West. Booker is carrying the squad, as he has done all season, and will look to guide the Suns on an improbable playoff run.
August 6, 2020, 6:58 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
In Thursday's 114-99 victory over the Pacers, Devin Booker scored 20 points to go with 10 assists, three rebounds, one trifecta and three turnovers in 29 minutes.
Booker was limited by foul trouble but was the primary playmaker per usual for the Suns when he was on the court. He has helped the Suns go undefeated so far in the seeding games and the team has a legitimate shot at the play-in tournament if Booker continues to lead the team to victory. Their next contest will be on Saturday vs. the Heat.
August 4, 2020, 8:45 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker shined on Tuesday in a 117-115 victory over the Clippers, posting 35 points (13-of-25 FG, 6-for-9 3PT), eight assists, four rebounds and knocking down a jumper as the clock expired in regulation.
Booker was money in this one, which is news to nobody. He has that killer instinct and the Suns really like what their future holds with the core that they have right now. On the fantasy side, Booker's ADP in drafts last fall was 29 (ESPN) and 26 (Yahoo), which lines up similarly with the season-long rankings he racked up prior to the Orlando restart (17 in 8-cat, 32 in 9-cat). He will likely go even higher when the times comes to draft for the 2020-21 season.
August 3, 2020, 12:18 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker dropped in 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting in a win over the Mavs on Sunday night.
Booker shot 9-of-10 from the stripe and added three rebounds and four assists to the stat sheet. He fouled out in 31 minutes or else he could have put up even bigger numbers. Booker should easily maintain his top-30 value for the remainder of the season.
July 31, 2020, 9:19 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker made just 8-of-21 shots from the field but hit all nine of his free throw attempts to finish Friday's 125-112 win over the Wizards with 27 points, five rebounds, four assists, two 3s and one steal.
Booker did commit five turnovers in this one, making his line more of an 8-cat gem than anything else. He should have no trouble keeping a top-20 value range in that format, while hovering around the top-30 in 9-cat scoring over the next seven remaining games.
July 23, 2020, 10:05 pmDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton went 6-of-7 from the field en route to 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in Thursday's scrimmage win.
It was the first scrimmage for both Phoenix and the Jazz, but Ayton fared well against Rudy Gobert and even flashed the increased range that he's been talking about. With Ayton only hitting seven triples through his first two seasons, any advancement there will only solidify him as a top-25 fantasy play for years to come. Devin Booker also added 13 points in 20 minutes, so the Suns' big guns picked up where they left off.
July 17, 2020, 10:50 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker continued his ascension as an NBA superstar and achieved the highest fantasy rankings of his career (17th overall in 8-cat and 32nd in 9-cat).
Booker's ADP in drafts last fall was 29 (ESPN) and 26 (Yahoo), which lines up similarly with the season-long rankings he ended up with. Depending on the scoring system of your particular league, you got pretty much exactly what you paid for if you drafted him in that range. He posted a career-high in minutes (36.1) and free throw percentage (91.6 percent) while taking fewer shots per game (18.0) and upping his field-goal percentage to 48.7 percent (from 46.7 percent in 2018-19). Booker likely would've beaten his current career-high of 147 made threes in a season (twice) had he been given the normal allotment of regular season games. It was recently announced that the statistics accrued in the eight seeding games will count toward players' season stats, so Booker still has a chance (he's at 126 made 3's now). He'll be a borderline first-rounder when it comes time to draft for the 2020-21 season.
July 2, 2020, 12:59 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Monty Williams said that he wants to play Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio less than their typical minute allotment when the NBA resumes in Orlando.
The Suns have extremely slim playoff hopes and Williams doesn't want to risk one of the team's starting guards sustaining an injury in what amounts to a meaningless game. Expect similar moves from plenty of teams who realistically have no shot at the playoffs, even if they don't declare as much publicly. Anyone playing fantasy games for the eight-game restart should familiarize themselves with the depth charts on such teams and maybe downgrade some of the bigger names in case their minutes are limited.
Source: Valley Tales
June 23, 2020, 4:44 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Two members of the Suns have tested positive for Coronavirus, per Duane Rankin of AZ Central.
This is notable but not necessarily surprising considering how rampant the spread of COVID-19 is in Arizona, which was one of the first states to reopen. The Suns have shut down voluntary workouts as a result of the positive tests.
Source: AZ Central
March 11, 2020, 8:48 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker said postgame that he hurt his hip area after a hard fall in Tuesday’s game, but he feels alright, especially with three days until the Suns’ next game.
Phoenix plays with the Mavs in Dallas on Saturday and we should have another update by then. It seems that Booker avoided a major injury so owners should hopefully have him back during the weekend.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 12:26 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker took a nasty fall late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game and was held out by coach Monty Williams for the remainder with Booker ending the night with a team-high 29 points on 9-of-25 FGs and 9-of-10 FTs.
Booker being held out was the prudent choice and a smart one as well. There was no need to risk any injury with the Blazers already in full control of the game. Booker added six boards, nine assists and two 3s to his line for the night.
March 8, 2020, 9:34 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker dominated the Bucks on Sunday during a 140-131 win, going for 36 points (13-of-17 FG, 6-of-7 FT), eight assists, five rebounds, four 3-pointers, two blocks and one steal.
Booker's six turnovers were the only blemish on an otherwise perfect game. The assists continue to pile up for Booker, and while his shooting from the field is beginning to regress to its usual level, he remains an early-round option on the strength of his scoring and elite percentages.