Hawks’ Trae Young defends Suns’ Devin Booker’s complaint about double-teams in open runs
A video of Booker and Joakim Noah arguing about whether double-teaming in open gyms is okay went viral over the weekend. Booker complained about getting double-teamed during a pickup game, while Noah said it’s part of basketball.
The Suns guard said open gyms are for players to work on their games. Noah, a former Defensive Player of the Year, was of the mindset that learning how to play through double-teams is working on your game.
Trae Young is defending Devin Booker on Twitter, and Booker appreciates the support:
Only a few https://t.co/9oGpgPCfoe
— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) August 21, 2019
Devin Booker gets double-teamed all the time during the NBA season since the Suns don’t have another dynamic scorer on the roster. You can understand his frustration, but Joakim Noah has a point when he says double-teams are part of basketball and learning how to play through them will make you a better player.
Devin Booker and Trae Young are youngsters, while Noah is a veteran. Two different eras of basketball are colliding here. We are still in the dog days of summer, so this video has definitely livened up NBA Twitter.