Adrian Benjamins and Neil Rochlani breakdown the ten games from Wednesday night. Devin Booker leads the Suns over the hapless Knicks. Potential pickups discussed: Kennard, Nance Jr., and Parker. (03-06-2019) Follow @AdrianBenjamins on Twitter Follow…
March 22, 2019, 12:52 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker led the Suns in scoring in their 98-118 loss to the Pistons on Thursday with 26 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two triples.
Booker had a much better night from deep, going 2-for-5, and hit 8-of-10 at the line which is an improvement from last game's marks. The good news is that his usage is going to increase with Josh Jackson dealing with an ankle injury, but whether or not he can sustain his efficiency with increased volume is yet to be seen.
March 19, 2019, 12:31 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker scored 25 points on 9-of-24 shooting while adding eight rebounds, seven assists and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Booker went 1-for-8 from deep and 6-for-10 at the line which crushed his shooting line tonight, but he was still able to fill it up with popcorn numbers. He's one of the biggest gunners in the league so you're going to get some messy shooting lines here and there, but he's been a top-40 play in the past two weeks with averages of 31.7 points, 2.3 3s, 5.3 boards, 7.6 assists and 0.9 steals on .465 shooting. He has two more games this week to get back on track.
March 16, 2019, 10:19 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker put up 40 points in Saturday's overtime win over the Pelicans, including the game-winning free throw with 1.1 seconds left in overtime.
That free throw came on a technical because the Pelicans tried to call a timeout that they didn't have. That came after Josh Jackson drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game when the Pelicans failed to foul while up three. It was a masterclass in bad basketball. Booker filled up the box score with five rebounds, 13 assists, a block and three 3-pointers, and the only blemish on this one is the seven turnovers and 13-of-18 from the charity stripe. He's good for early-round value as the season winds down, and fantasy owners just have to hope he avoids injury.
March 15, 2019, 10:44 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker led the Suns with 29 points on 9-of-22 shooting in a 102-108 loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Booker made up for his poor shooting from the field by going 10-for-11 from the line to boost his owners in that area while also adding five rebounds, seven dimes and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. Booker has been a top-20 play in 9-cat over the last two weeks and is money to finish in that zone as long as he stays healthy.
March 14, 2019, 1:07 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker dropped 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting with four rebounds and six assists in a 114-97 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday.
This performance almost reflected his averages over the past month, which proves how good Booker has been when the Suns have started to play better basketball. Booker is a top-15 option in 8-cat leagues and is dropped to top-40 in 9-cat leagues due to his very high turnover rate. Mikal Bridges added two points on 1-of-5 shooting with three steals.
March 10, 2019, 11:55 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker dominated on Sunday as he went for 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting with eight rebounds and 11 assists in 41 minutes in a 115-111 win over the Warriors.
Booker hit all nine of his shots from the stripe and added two steals and two triples to the box score. He is a top-50 value in 9-cat leagues due to his four turnovers per game, but other than that he is having a phenomenal season. Booker's teammate Deandre Ayton chipped in 18 points and nine rebounds.
March 7, 2019, 1:12 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker poured in a season-high 41 points against the Knicks, hitting 14-of-23 from the field with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and six 3-pointers.
Booker also hit all seven of his free throws. He's dealt with a number of injuries, but fantasy owners just have to hope that he can ride out the rest of the year with good health. It's been a strange season for Booker overall, as his career-highs in field goal percentage (.454, up from .432) and assists (6.7, up from 4.7) haven't resulted in a major change in his ranking because his turnovers are a career-worst 4.0 per game while his 3-point shooting has dipped from .383 last season to .321, costing him 0.7 triples per game. Add it all up and he's a top-25/50 player in 8/9-cat, but hopefully he can go on a late-season run and get closer to his career average of .355 from deep in the process.
March 4, 2019, 11:55 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker scored 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting to go with five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two triples on Monday.
Booker is still struggling to find some consistency with his shot, but the good news is he isn't awful to the point of being an anchor on your percentages. He gets an easy matchup against the Knicks on Wednesday.
March 2, 2019, 12:29 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker tallied 26 points, seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in Friday's 130-116 loss to the Pelicans.
Booker was pretty inefficient in this one, but did help his cause by going 13-for-14 from the free throw line. He's going to be chucking a lot of shots down the stretch and as long as he's healthy, he's going to produce early-to-mid-round value.
March 1, 2019, 7:37 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker (left toe sprain) will start Friday night's game against the Pelicans.
Make sure Booker is in your lineups for a tasty matchup vs. the tanking Pelicans.
Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter
March 1, 2019, 1:10 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Despite being listed as questionable, Devin Booker (left toe sprain) is expected to play in Friday night's game against the Pelicans.
Booker has shown his upside in the past, but at this point on that roster, he's definitely an inefficient chucker. The popcorn numbers are there and will continue to be there, but he's going to shoot a terrible percentage, turn the ball over and not provide a lot defensively. He's usable, but not even a top-50 guy, especially when the shot isn't falling.
February 28, 2019, 3:33 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker (left big toe strain) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.
If Booker is forced to miss Friday's game there will be roughly 35 minutes and 19 shots to go around. Mikal Bridges could look to slide back into the starting lineup, while Josh Jackson and Kelly Oubre will be in nice DFS value spots.
Source: Ashley Nevel on Twitter
February 25, 2019, 10:53 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker was one assist shy of a double-double as he tallied 20 points (6-of-16 shooting), four rebounds, nine dimes and three triples in Monday's win over the Heat.
Booker was slowed by foul trouble tonight, so he was actually primed for a bigger game. He's outside of the top-100 over the last week but we should see him average up soon enough.
February 23, 2019, 9:40 pmDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
In Saturday's game against the Hawks, Devin Booker scored 26 points on 8-of-23 shooting while adding seven rebounds, eight assists, one block and two 3-pointers.
Booker had an inefficient game today as evident by his field goal percentage tonight. He only committed two turnovers today which is nice for fantasy owners who usually get hurt by his average of 4.3 turnovers per game. Booker's healthy and rejuvenated after that much-needed All-Star Break. He's been a top-50 player in the past month and should still creep up the rankings as he works his way back to game shape.