Devin Booker has been hot property in the NBA Bubble and Draymond Green tried a little old fashioned tampering to trade him away from Suns.
Devin Booker has led the Phoenix Suns to victory in every single game of the NBA restart. Ever since he was traded to them in 2015, he has been under recurring criticism for being unable to transform it into a winning squad.
Draymond Green, as a guest on “Inside the NBA” stated that Booker is wasting his time with the Suns. He believes that Booker is wasting his prime years and incredible skills playing for a team that does not have the ambition to win the NBA title.
Thus, Draymond commented that Booker needed to request for a trade away.
Comments started flowing in right after Green’s statement about a possible trade to the Warriors, who are in desperate search for a highly skilled 3rd scorer(behind Steph Curry and Klay Thompson).
Draymond Green wants Devin Booker to leave Phoenix
Ernie: “Are you tampering?”
Draymond: “Maybe.” pic.twitter.com/gtWnEyr50n
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 7, 2020
How did Booker respond?
In response to Draymond’s suggestion, he emphasized that staying loyal to the team and fans who have supported him is very important. When asked about Draymond’s comments, the 23-year-old replied that despite the lack of success the support from both his fans and team staff has been tremendous.
He further replied, “And this is what we owe to the fans, we owe to the organization. It’s been a long time for us and I think this bubble opportunity was big for us, and we’re taking advantage of it.” via Nick Friedell of ESPN.
Draymond’s comments have been linked to tampering of a player and he has since been fined $50,000 for it.
Phoenix record in the Bubble
The Suns are the only team to remain undefeated in the bubble. The bad news is they are seeded 10th in the Western Conference standings, half-game below the Trailblazers and 2 games behind the 8th place Memphis Grizzlies.
The Suns have to win every game from here. Their next games are a back-to-back set against OKC Thunder on Monday night followed by the 76ers on Tuesday.