Suns’ Devin Booker ‘in the conversation’ for bubble MVP, claims Monty Williams
According to Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams, All-Star guard Devin Booker should be “in the conversation” for “bubble” MVP, an award that was revealed by the league through a variety of different reports earlier in the day on Tuesday.
While Booker might just be the frontrunner for such an honor at this point, he will no doubt be included on the league’s “All-Bubble” team when it is ultimately announced, another notion that was uncovered on Tuesday.
"I'm sure he's got to be in the conversation and at the top of that list." #Suns coach Monty Williams about Devin Booker up for MVP of the Orlando Bubble.
— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) August 11, 2020
Thanks to Devin Booker’s efforts, the Suns have won all seven of the team’s games down in Orlando as it stands today. Most recently, Booker and the Suns defeated the ailing Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday afternoon, an outing that saw the Phoenix superstar drop a whopping 35 points. However, Booker dropping more than 30 points has become quite the regular occurrence at this point in the NBA restart.
The Suns currently sit in 10th place in the Western Conference standings, which is the exact same record that both the eighth-place Memphis Grizzlies and ninth place Portland Trail Blazers have. However, Portland is currently playing the Dallas Mavericks as the Trail Blazers’ record will be changing in the near future. On the other hand, the Grizzlies lost to the surging Boston Celtics on Tuesday afternoon.
After barely making it to the “bubble” in the first place, the Suns continue to shock the world en route to making a legitimate push toward the postseason. If the Suns can keep this up, Phoenix will certainly be part of the Western Conference playoff picture come next week.