‘Always Looking for His Shot’: Suns Legend Walt Davis Believes Devin Booker Can Break All of His Franchise Records

Published 07/10/2021, 12:20 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half during game one of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


There is no lack of young superstars in the NBA, and these playoffs were proof of that. Guys like Luka Doncic, Devin Booker, and Trae Young have been magnificent in the playoffs. Notably, this was Trae and Book’s first playoff experience, and they embraced the big stage. Young guns are carrying their organizations and blossoming into great players.

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Devin Booker, in particular, has played a crucial part in the success of the Phoenix Suns. He helped them reach their first-ever NBA finals since 1993 along with Chris Paul. Moreover, he was brilliant in the two finals games. Book scored 27 and 31 points in games 1 & 2, respectively.

Jun 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates with guard Devin Booker (1) after scoring a basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half in game six of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

He has also learned how to lead a team from one of the best players at it, Chris Paul. Their backcourt duo has been unstoppable in the playoffs, and they are now looking to win their first championship.

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Walter Davis says Devin Booker will break his records

While on the radio with SiriusXM, Walter Davis spoke about Devin Booker’s potential to beat his records. He was asked, “Devin Booker is coming f0r all of your Suns’ records, you know that right? What do you think when you watch Book piling up all these great stats, and you know if he stays in the Suns uniform, eventually Walter he will probably pass you and go well over 19000 points. What do you think about Book.”

Walter responded: “I think Devin Booker is a great guy, we all know he is a great basketball player. And, he is a scorer, he’s always looking for his shot, they are looking to give the ball to him. And, you’re right, if he stays healthy and in that Suns uniform, he will probably break all my records.”

 

Davis is the Suns’ leading scorer of all time with 15,666 points. ‘The Greyhound’ is regarded as the purest shooter in Suns’ history.

He averaged 24 points in his rookie year and hence, went on to win Rookie of the Year. He made the all-star game 6 times, which is a Suns record. Likewise, he had his No.6 retired for the Phoenix Suns in 1994, soon after his retirement.

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How close is Book to beating Davis’ records?

Devin Booker has played for the Suns since being drafted into the NBA. He has transformed from a nervous shooter to one of the most prolific scorer’s in the game.

Booker already holds the record for the most points scored by a Suns player in a single game with 70, which he scored in just his second year in the league.

Coming to the Suns’ all-time scoring record, Book has to catch up with a lot of guys. But with the points that he consistently racks up every single game, it is well within his sight.

He is currently 9th on the all-time Suns top scorer list with 9395 points to his name. However, he is only 24 years old! With Phoenix reaching the finals this season, it doesn’t look like Devin will leave soon.

Jun 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts after a play in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets during game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Devin Booker is a 2-time All-star, and now, he will most probably be a staple in the game. Devin Booker will most likely break the Suns all-star record of 6, which is shared by Walter Davis and Steve Nash.

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However, to achieve these feats, he needs to stay with the Suns for a good amount of time, or maybe even his entire career like his idol, Kobe Bryant, did with the Lakers. Do you think Book will ever leave the Phoenix Suns’ organization?

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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