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What Devin Booker wants to prove in Orlando bubble games, per Monty Williams

Devin Booker, Suns, Monty Williams

For Devin Booker, the 2019-20 NBA season was an absolute success, making his first All-Star appearance and helping lead the Phoenix Suns to the third-highest win percent increase in the league. 

Now, in a recent interview with Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Suns coach Monty Williams expressed his belief that Booker will be seeking to prove that he can play at a superstar level at the Orlando bubble games this July.

“I think Book is probably chomping at the bit to be able to play on national TV,” Williams said of the Suns star. “People know who he is, but he’s going to get a chance to really imprint who he is on a big stage where basketball is going to be front and center all around the world. That is something that really excites him and all of our guys. He made the All-Star team and now I’m sure he wants to go out there and show everybody that he’s All-NBA.”

Before the NBA hiatus, Devin Booker was having an incredible year, averaging 26.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game while shooting a career-high 48.7 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from 3-point range. However, since the Suns are in the midst of rebuilding their team, Booker has barely gotten any media coverage this season.

In 2019-20, the Suns had only one nationally televised game, which was against the New Orleans Pelicans on TNT.

Nevertheless, thanks to the limited space inside the Orlando bubble, only a couple of teams will be playing simultaneously. Therefore, Booker and the Suns are bound to get more coverage than they usually would.

The Suns are six games back of the Memphis Grizzlies for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.