Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is the talk of the NBA right now after his game-winning shot against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
The Suns are not only 3-0 at Disney World, but Booker is playing like a superstar and carrying the team on his broad shoulders.
While Booker is no doubt pleased about the Suns’ impressive 3-0 start at Orlando, the All-Star isn’t satisfied yet since he knows the playoffs are still a ways away from being a guarantee for the club.
"We have end goals in this team. I have personal goals for this team I want to reach. I want a reputation in this league as a winner. Through five years, I haven't got to that part of my career yet but I'm working as extremely hard as I can to get there."
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) August 4, 2020
Since entering the NBA in 2015, Booker has established himself as one of the best scorers in the league. He was averaging 26.2 points per game on the 2019-20 season entering Tuesday’s game against the Clippers. That number will rise after his 35-point outing versus Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the feisty Clippers, who are in second place in the Western Conference standings.
The Suns are back in action on Thursday when they take on the Indiana Pacers. All eyes are going to be on Pacers wing TJ Warren as he goes up against his former team. Warren has argubaly been the MVP of the bubble games thus far and the Suns traded him to the Pacers for cash considerations last offseason.
So while Phoenix is thrilled to be playing well in Orlando, it’s hard not to imagine how deadly they could have been had the front office decided to keep Warren.