Devin Booker explains why he’d rather play Bucks over Lakers in a 7-game series
In their NBA 2K duel, Michael Porter Jr. of the Denver Nuggets asked Booker on who would he rather play in a seven-game series. Without hesitation, the Suns’ franchise cornerstone said he’d rather play with the Bucks while citing the Lakers’ length.
MPJ: "Who would you rather play in a seven game series, Lakers or Bucks?"
Booker: "Bucks. Laker boys are long."
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) April 6, 2020
Devin Booker is referring to the Lakers’ plethora of capable big men such as Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard. During the course of the 2019-20 season, the three big men have locked up the paint.
And it’s not just them. If fans take a look at the Purple and Gold roster, they have All-Defensive team members Danny Green, Avery Bradley, and LeBron James. Their defensive intensity has trickled on over to the likes of Kyle Kuzma and Alex Caruso.
Booker and the Suns faced the Lakers three times in the 2019-20 season — all of which were beatdowns. In their 125-100 loss, Booker scored a measly 10 points in 32 minutes of action. It should be noted that Devin is one heck of a prolific scorer, but the young gun had a hard time getting to his spots against LA.
On the other hand, Booker had an easier time against the Bucks. Phoenix and Milwaukee faced twice in the 2019-20 season and split it 1-1. Booker dropped 32 and 36 points in the first and second game, respectively. He was matched up against the likes of George Hill, Donte DiVincenzo, Wesley Matthews, and Eric Bledsoe.
While all of them are decent defenders, the Suns star didn’t have a hard time as compared to the Lakers’ games.