Devin Booker delivers strong message to the Suns’ doubters
Despite having one of the most lethal scorers in the league, the Phoenix Suns have remained bottom-feeders over the past few years. Devin Booker is aware of the criticisms hurled at them, but this doesn’t bother him one bit.
Booker knows the Suns are an up-and-coming team, which means that they are still a bit far from title contention. However, Booker wants everyone to know that they are a tough team with great potential.
“When it comes to people counting us out,” the Sun star said, per Dave King of SB Nation. “For me it’s just we are trying to get better and make some noise. We just want to be known as a team that plays hard and plays together.”
In 62 games prior to the suspension of the 2019-20 season, Devin Booker averaged 26.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists. He guided the Suns to a 26-39 record for 13th in the West — a record that, while still low, is their best mark since the 2014-15 season.
As one of the 22 teams set to return to action in the Orlando bubble, the Suns have a shot at qualifying for the postseason. If they do, this would end the franchise’s nine-year playoff drought.
It’ll be a tough mountain to climb, as they are six games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies. Nonetheless, Booker’s statement reveals tons of optimism on himself and his teammates. He knows that sooner or later, the Suns will mesh into a well-oiled machine. It may take some time and lots of hard work, but Book knows they will get there.