Chris Paul Describes How Devin Booker is Different to Any Other Player He Has Played With

December 9, 2020 9:33 pm

The Phoenix Suns had a solid 2019-20 season. They were just one win away from making it to the Playoffs. Coming into this off-season, the Suns have become much stronger as they brought in one of the best point guards in Chris Paul and a 3&D player in Jae Crowder.

The backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker might be one of the strongest backcourts in the league. Chris Paul, in a recent interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, said how different Booker is compared to the other players he has played with.

He said, “Book, he’s different. I had an opportunity to play with JJ Reddick, who was a knock-down shooter. Book is that, but Book also will create in the ball screen.”

“Book also is athletic and will dunk on you. Even though I played with a lot of different guys, I don’t think I have ever played with somebody like Book.”

Devin Booker last season was a Top-10 scorer in the league. He averaged 26.6 points, 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds. With Paul as the distributor of the ball, these numbers might shoot-up next season.

Why signing Chris Paul was so important for Booker & the Suns?

Chris Paul has been a part of the NBA for 15 years now. He has worked with multiple playoff teams and has been the floor general for all those teams. An experienced veteran like Paul could really help a young team like the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns have a star in the making with Devin Booker. CP3 might be the key element in elevating him to the next level. The 10-time All-Star averaged 17.6 points, 6.7 assists, and 5 rebounds per game last season.

If he continues to perform like this, the Suns will surely be playoff contenders come 2021.

Booker will be entering his prime in the next 2 years. With the addition of Paul, the Suns will have a much longer window to convince their star to stay rather than seek a trade or enter the free agency.

The former Clippers’ star will also play a pivotal role in the development of the 2018 No.1 pick DeAndre Ayton. Ayton’s development in the coming year will determine whether the Suns could have a great duo or only a star struggling without a good supporting cast.

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Aditya Mohapatra

Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News. This die-hard Lakers fan considers LeBron James his idol.

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