Devin Booker expounds on his ‘I love Phoenix’ tweet
The past couple of days for the Phoenix Suns have been a media storm, with the rumor that majority owner may be selling the team. However, President and CEO of the Suns Jason Rowley and Sarver himself have denied all allegations claiming the franchise was looking into going that route.
After Sarver had shared that he did not plan on selling the team, the Suns superstar guard tweeted “I love Phoenix” Thursday evening.
Beat reporter for the Athletic Gina Mizell asked Devin Booker to expound on his tweet on Friday afternoon.
Today I asked Booker about this tweet: “There’s a lot going around the program right now. I feel like the city needed to hear that. I’m part of this too…We still have unconditional love for the fans that stayed behind us each and every night.” #Suns https://t.co/AnYZK5OIWE
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) December 14, 2018
Booker has been another bright side for the Suns, when healthy at least, averaging 23.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the field.
Booker became the Suns’ de facto primary ball-handler thanks to the lack of a point guard. He’s quick off the dribble and has a variety of finishes using either hand going at the rim. He has an elite midrange pull-up game that he goes to consistently. The 3-point shot needs more consistency, but he needs an actual playmaker alongside with him for his efficiency to rise.
Recently, the Suns have made national waves for their owner allegedly threatening to move the team to Seattle or Las Vegas if he doesn’t get the public funding he desires. Though it has been shot down and refuted by the organization, worry still remains.
The Suns are 5-24 on the season and last in the NBA’s Western Conference. They play next against the Minnesota Timberwolves at home Saturday evening.