Devin Booker tired of losing, but intent in returning to Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker’s impending contract extension will be the Phoenix Suns’ first priority to address in the offseason, yet despite having only won 23, 24, and 21 games in his first three seasons in the league, the shooting guard phenom looks poised to remain with the team, according to Gerard Bourguet of HoopsHabit.
Booker is reportedly tired of losing, as he has stated before, but will use the negativity and channel it to take this team to the next level.
General manager Ryan McDonough believes there’s a mutual interest in an extension.
“We certainly want to keep him in a Suns uniform for as long as we can,” McDonough said, noting the franchise’s message to Booker will be “let us help you” by putting more talent around him.
Booker has seen three different head coaches in his three seasons in the league — a mark of instability that has in ways prevented an even development in this team.
The Michigander went from a promising rookie making a name for himself to the sure-fire starter at shooting guard under former coach Earl Watson, a post he holds to this day, averaging a team-high 24.9 points per game, along with 4.5 rebounds, and 4.7 assists — building into his all-around game.
The Suns expect to interview between five to 10 coaching candidates, along with interim coach Jay Triano to see who holds the post next season, hoping to have a selection before the start of the NBA Draft Lottery — a key piece to their project to move this franchise forward.