April 23, 2019, 10:06 amDevin Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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 Booker - G - 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.
March 24, 2019, 12:48 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker poured in 32 points in Saturday's loss, going 10-of-27 from the field while adding 10 assists, two steals and two triples.
Booker was cooking early but the Kings really put the clamps on in the second half. The efficiency continues to come and go, so while it might not feel like it it's worth pointing out that Booker is shooting a career-best .456 from the field this season. Deandre Ayton added 19 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a block as the Suns' young duo continues to post early-round numbers.
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.