Suns’ Twitter account trolls Draymond Green over fine for Devin Booker comments
The Phoenix Suns’ Twitter account has been upping the spice levels during the team’s improbable five-game bubble winning streak, and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green got a taste on Sunday.
Green was fined $50,000 for violating the league’s tampering policy for his comments as a guest analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Friday, in which he called for Suns star Devin Booker to escape the desert:
“It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career,” Green said. “They gotta get Book out of Phoenix. I need my man to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win, because he’s that type of player.”
The Suns’ social media team responded by posting a highlight reel of Bubble Booker with a message clearly referencing Greens’ fine:
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 9, 2020
Phoenix hasn’t qualified for the postseason in 10 years, but the undefeated run (so far) in Orlando has them contending for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. The Suns (31-39) entered Monday 1.5 games back of the reeling Memphis Grizzlies (33-38), and just behind the Portland Trail Blazers (33-39) and San Antonio Spurs (31-38).
In the team’s five bubble wins, Booker has put up 29.4 points per game, including a fadeaway buzzer-beater over Paul George to deliver Phoenix a 117-115 upset victory over the Los Angeles Clippers last Tuesday:
Booker made his first All-Star Game in 2020 and is averaging a career-high 26.4 points per game in 2019-20. He’s under contract with the Suns through 2023-24 after signing a five-year, $158 million extension in 2018.