Suns’ Devin Booker laments poor starts
The Phoenix Suns are having trouble jumping out to fast starts, and superstar shooting guard Devin Booker isn’t quite sure how his team can figure things out. Booker is trusting to let the coaches fix this issue:
“I don’t know,” Devin Booker told Gerald Bourguet of Hoops Habit. ” That’s not in my job description, but hopefully we figure it out. Maybe mix up a couple of lineups, let’s try it. I don’t know, we’ll see.”
On Friday, the Suns let the Los Angeles Clippers jump out to a 19-point lead after the first quarter. That lead ballooned to 24 by halftime. Despite a second half won by the Suns, Booker and Phoenix couldn’t overcome the early deficit.
The Suns are one of the worst teams in the league and can’t afford to fall behind early in games. Of course, they have the offensive firepower in Booker and Deandre Ayton to stage a furious rally at any time. That being said, the Suns find themselves in early holes often and are having a hard time figuring out how to fix this issue.
Devin Booker suggests mixing up the lineups. That’s always a potential fix. Even if the lineup changes aren’t completely sustainable, sometimes mixing things up can go a long way. The Suns need a shot of energy and need to be ready from the opening whistle.
It’s up to head coach Igor Kokoskov to push the right buttons and put an end to Phoenix’s penchant for slow starts.