Neil Rochlani and Dan Besbris usually talk betting on Tuesdays, but it's post-mortem season, and today it's time for the Phoenix Suns!
October 14, 2019, 6:11 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker is available for Monday's game against the Nuggets.
Booker was rested on Saturday but is now ready to go. He is coming off career highs of 26.6 points and 6.8 assists per game.
Source: Arizona Sports
October 12, 2019, 4:55 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Ricky Rubio will miss Saturday's preseason game versus the Blazers due to rest.
The Suns will take a strong look at their reserve unit and will give ample opportunity to players on the bubble of making the roster. A starting lineup should be announced shortly.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 12:29 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker scored 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in Thursday's preseason game against the Kings.
Booker hit all four of his free throws and was still able to put up 16 shots in only 24 minutes of action. The Suns are going to let their two young guns in Booker and Deandre Ayton eat up all the usage they want which bodes well for fantasy owners.
October 9, 2019, 12:52 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker played just 21 minutes on Tuesday in a 111-106 win over the Wolves, but that was enough for him to toss up 15 points (4-for-8 FGs, 6-for-7 FTs), four rebounds, five assists and a three.
Booker did turn it over five times to Ricky Rubio's one. Rubio also had five assists and actually took 13 shots in 20 minutes in what might be the only time we ever see him exceed Booker's shot total. It sounds like it was a successful first game for the new backcourt mates.
April 23, 2019, 10:06 amDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Shams Charania of the Athletic is reporting that the first two coaches the Suns will request permission to interview for their head coach opening are Monty Williams and David Vanterpool.
The Suns seem to have their eyes set to Williams as both Suns GM James Jones and VP of basketball operations Jeff Bower have worked with him in the past. Vanterpool is a former NBA journeyman who has been an assistant coach with the Blazers since 2012.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 11:15 pmDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker sat out the final game on Tuesday with a left ankle sprain, but his strides in efficiency and playmaking give the Suns hope for next season.
Booker played in 64 games and missed time due to various injuries. Back spasms, hamstring tightness and an ankle injury would eventually shut him down at the end of the season, but he continues to show developments in his playmaking abilities as he finished the season averaging 6.8 assists. His scoring numbers have also improved across the board, averaging 26.6 points and 2.1 3s on .467 shooting. The efficiency is what propelled him into top-55-35 value (9/8 cat). If you played in head-to-head leagues then you got to enjoy the best three-game scoring stretch by any player this season during the fantasy playoffs, where Booker scored 59, 50 and 48 points in consecutive games. Of course the Suns lost each of those games, but Booker has an incredible ability to score and has improved his passing and playmaking each season. His ascent in the fantasy ranks will continue next season whether or not the Suns actually provide him help.
April 4, 2019, 1:45 amDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker (left ankle sprain) will be shut down according to ESPN reporter Jordan Schultz.
No surprises here. The ankle injury looked bad and though Booker does what he wants in Phoenix, and usually wants to play, he'd probably get outvoted on this one. Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges will pick up the usage, while Richaun Holmes (thigh, ankle) will continue to put up big numbers as long as he stays on the floor.
Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter
April 3, 2019, 10:58 pmDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
X-Rays done on Devin Booker's left ankle returned negative, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
This is a huge relief for Suns fans, but the scare may be just enough to keep Booker sidelined for the remainder of the season. If that were to happen Josh Jackson would likely see a huge spike in usage, while guys like Jimmer Fredette may even find himself playing a larger role.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
April 3, 2019, 10:38 pmDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker had to be helped off the court vs. the Jazz on Wednesday and is not expected to return.
This one didn't sound good. He may be in line to be shutdown for the remainder of the year in the best-case scenario that he didn't do significant damage here.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 12:29 amDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booked led the Suns in their 122-113 win over the Cavs on Monday with 25 points on 8-of-18 shooting with three rebounds, 13 assists and two 3-pointers.
Booker has been incredible to finish the season and the ability to hand out this many dimes and score at such a high rate on a terrible team has us wishing he had more talent around him. He iced the Cavs at the end of the game with a tough floater followed by an even tougher 3-pointer. He's a star in the making.
March 31, 2019, 3:09 amDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker put up another dazzling scoring exhibition in Saturday night's 120-115 loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 48 points on 19-for-29 shooting, 11 assists and three 3-pointers in a whopping 43 minutes.
Booker looked to be on his way to a third straight 50-point game and in the process did all he could to will his team to victory, but the Suns fell short. Booker has been top-5/20 in 8/9-cat leagues over the past month, and turned it up at the perfect time for his owners finishing up their championship matchups this week. It will be interesting to see where he goes in fantasy drafts next season, as he is poised to remain one of the top young guards in the League.
March 28, 2019, 12:38 amDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker dropped 50 points for a second straight game and the Suns once again lost despite his scoring eruption on Wednesday against the Wizards.
Booker scored 50 points and no one else on the Suns topped 15 points, so it is clear that he is lacking the proper supporting cast to produce winning basketball. He shot 19-of-29 from the field and added 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three triples. Booker is definitely carrying fantasy teams in the points category thus far this week.
March 25, 2019, 11:27 pmDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker scored a season-high 59 points on 19-of-34 shooting while adding four rebounds, four assists, a steal and five 3-pointers on Monday.
Booker was the only Suns player to score in double-figures tonight and it was impressive that he was able to do this against one of the best defenses in the league. He's at his best when he prioritizes attacking the basket instead of settling for the outside shot and tonight he was playing to his strengths as evidenced by his 15-for-16 mark at the line. The Suns are atrocious and Booker can catch fire at any moment so he'll have ample opportunity to put up some more big scoring nights.
The Suns have pieces, but can they ever get on the right track?