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Suns’ Monty Williams sees Devin Booker ‘as a guy who could be a household name here soon’

Monty Williams, Devin Booker

New Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams sees shooting guard Devin Booker “as a guy who could be a household name here soon.”

Booker is the best player on the Suns and has established himself as one of the top young scorers in the game. Williams, who signed a five-year deal with the Suns, is excited to get to work with Booker.

“When I watch film, I see in Devin as a guy who could be a household name here soon,” Williams said during his introductory news conference, via Duane Rankin of AZ Central.

“I feel like he has the game that can not only put up points in the regular season, but he has a game that’s fit for the playoffs. Anytime you can get the ball to a player and get a bucket, that’s a luxury and I feel like Devin has that ability.

“We don’t know what the team is going to look like, but we will play through Devin and Deandre (Ayton). Those guys have the ability to draw double teams and make other players better.”

Booker averaged 26.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.8 assists this season. He shot 46.7 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 86.6 percent from the free-throw line.

The Suns have been a walking disaster for years, and management is hoping Williams can be the guy to turn the franchise around.