Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade says Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker and Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox are his favorite young players to watch in the NBA.
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Now that he’s retired, Dwyane Wade will have more time to watch D’Angelo Russell, Devin Booker and De’Aaron Fox play, although the former Heat star is busy since he has a nine month year old daughter to raise.
Russell will start next to Stephen Curry in the Warriors’ backcourt next season. The lefty averaged 21.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists last season for the Brooklyn Nets while shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Booker has established himself as one of the best scorers in the league. He scored a whopping 70 points during the 2016-17 season against the Boston Celtics. Last season for the Suns, Booker averaged 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.8 assists while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor, 32.6 percent from the 3-point line and 86.6 percent from the charity stripe. The sky is the limit for Booker, who is only 22.
Fox put up 11.6 points and 4.4 assists as a rookie with the Kings in 2017-18. Last season, Fox averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists, making that second-year jump Sacramento wanted to see.
When the Heat play the Warriors, Kings and Suns next season, they will have to make sure they stop Wade’s favorite young players if they want to win that particular game.