Devin Booker says he’s excited for future with Suns
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker is excited about his team’s future.
Booker said he puts his full trust in the Suns’ front office, per SB Nation’s Ashley Nevel. He also said he wants to start a winning culture in Phoenix.
Devin Booker has full trust in the Suns front office and also said he’s going to do what he can to take part in offseason moves. He also said that true fans know how much he loves Phoenix and how badly he wants to win here. pic.twitter.com/iJ9CkUYDwN
— Ashley Nevel (@AshleyNevel) April 10, 2019
The 22-year-old Booker signed a lucrative five-year, $158 million extension with the Suns on July 7, 2018. The new deal will kick off in the 2019-20 NBA season.
With that in mind, Booker told the Arizona Republic’s Duane Rankin on March 29 he will share his thoughts with the Suns’ front office during the offseason.
When I signed my deal, I think it was an understanding, through the franchise and myself, that moving forward, we both have the same goals at hand and that’s to get better.
It’s not a one-sided thing. It’s not whatever I view, whatever they view. I think it’s a collective agreement. Moving forward, throwing in any advice I can, stay in the loop and watch what’s going on and know what’s going on.
On March 28, Booker became the youngest player in NBA history to record consecutive 50-point games. He scored 59 points in a 125-92 loss to the Utah Jazz on March 26. He then scored 50 points in a 124-121 loss to the Washington Wizards two days later.
Booker also became the youngest player in league history to score 50 points in three games before turning 25 years old, per ESPN.
Booker averaged 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists in 64 games for the Suns in 2018-19. His scoring average ties him with Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard for seventh in the NBA.
Despite Booker’s breakout season, the Suns finished with a woeful 19-63 (.232) win-loss record (the second-worst in the NBA).
They also missed the NBA playoffs for the ninth straight year.