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.
March 7, 2020, 12:40 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker finished Friday's win over the Blazers with 23 points (8-for-20 FG, 3-for-9 3PT), 12 assists, five rebounds and a steal in 39 minutes.
This was Booker's fourth straight double-double as he continues to fully realize his playmaking potential this season. The shooting is regressing a bit, but he continues to post well-rounded lines that don't rely on hot shooting to be productive.
March 4, 2020, 1:01 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker handed out 10 assists as the Suns lost to the Raptors 114-123 on Tuesday, and he added 22 points, four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
That makes it three out of five games with 10 assists for Booker. And it coincides with big assist total games for Ricky Rubio as well, so it's not as though Booker has taken over more ball handling in this stretch. Booker's field goal percentage, and therefore points, have dipped lately. He should bounce back a bit, but it's entirely possible that his incredible shooting performance in the first half of this season was too good to be true.
February 26, 2020, 11:57 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker could hardly buy a bucket in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, shooting a dismal 5-for-19 from the field for 14 points, 10 dimes and one 3-pointer.
While Booker did not fare well from the efficiency standpoint, he did manage to get other teammates involved with his 10 dimes and his eighth double-double of the season. He's not going to shoot this poorly ROS, so a bounce-back game should be in the cards for the Suns' star.
February 25, 2020, 12:28 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker put up a 24-point (8-of-18 shooting), 10-assist double-double with four rebounds and two 3s in a 131-111 trouncing of the Jazz on Monday.
This was Booker's seventh double-double of the season and he's going to be crushing it as the season winds down. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
February 22, 2020, 11:14 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker saw a lot of fives in his stat sheet on Saturday as he recorded 29 points on 9-of-21 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, five treys, one steal and five turnovers in 38 minutes.
Booker was aggressive on offense and it paid off in spades, leading to a sweet victory for the boys from AZ. Booker's top-30 pace is something that can still be improved as the season winds down, especially if he begins to crank up the 3s rate once again.
February 21, 2020, 10:30 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker had 21 points, eight assists and five rebounds in Friday's losing effort vs. the Raptors.
He went 8-for-18 from the floor and missed four of his five threes. Maybe Booker was going through a bit of a Three-Point Competition hangover of sorts because he looked a bit rusty. He has been one of the most consistent players in the league this season. Look for him to shake it off tomorrow against a weak Bulls team.
February 13, 2020, 11:58 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker will replace Damian Lillard at All-Star weekend.
Booker deserved to make the game on his own merit but the rosters are only so big, and NBA fans will at least get to see the bright young star at the event after all, even if it's at the expense of Lillard. Booker will be participating in the game as well as the 3-point shootout on Saturday. He's a second-round value this season and has taken another big step forward by shooting 49.6% from the field. For the first three years of his career, Booker was never above 43.2% but has jumped about three percentage points in each of the past two seasons.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 1:00 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker couldn't hit his shots again on Monday, putting up 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting while adding four rebounds and five assists.
Booker continues his shooting slump and tonight he ran into a strong defensive team. Ricky Rubio is slumping, Deandre Ayton sat and Kelly Oubre came off the bench so everything just went wrong for Booker tonight.
February 9, 2020, 12:34 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker shot 5-of-16 from the floor on Saturday on his way to scoring 21 points with nine assists and three triples in a 117-108 loss to the Nuggets.
Hopefully Booker's 8-of-8 shooting from the free throw line made up for the blow he delivered to his fantasy GMs' field goal percentage. The shooting should bounce back as Booker is shooting a career-high .503 from the field this season to go with .920 shooting from the line. He's a top-25 player averaging 26.7 points, 6.3 assists and 2.0 threes per game on great efficiency.
February 7, 2020, 11:50 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker needed only 30 minutes to score 33 points (10-for-18 shooting), nine rebounds, four triples, three assists and a block in Friday's win.
Booker set the tone early for this Suns team and they didn't really look back at any point. He is as safe a bet for some efficient volume scoring as anyone in the league.