The ‘Devin Booker to Warriors’ trend has been catching on ever since Draymond Green asked Booker to be trade away from the Suns.
Draymond Green believes that Booker is wasting his prime years and his skill playing for the Suns. He believes that it is time that Devin Booker moves on from Suns and join a team which has the potential to be NBA champions.
The 23-year-old point guard has a career average of 22.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists. However, he has never played in the playoffs since his arrival on the NBA scene 5 years ago.
Even before the NBA restart happened in Orlando, Devin Booker has impressed with his scoring. In the restart, his good track-record of scoring has helped Phoenix Suns win 4-0 in the seeding games. However, Draymond Green does not expect the success of the Phoenix Suns to last. So, he thinks that the best move for Devin Booker is to join another team.
Draymond Green wants Devin Booker to leave Phoenix
Ernie: “Are you tampering?”
Draymond: “Maybe.” pic.twitter.com/gtWnEyr50n
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 7, 2020
Booker has been Suns’ talisman this season and is one of the best player in the league currently. His form in the Bubble has shown that he has that ‘playoff gene’ in him and can perform during clutch situation. Just ask Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers.
However, it will either need a massive trade window from the Suns management to provide him with a good enough support cast, or it could be good bye Booker as far as the Suns are concerned.
Devin Booker to Warriors?
Draymond Green has forced critics and the fans to think about a possible Booker to Warriors trade.
All season long, the Warriors have been linked with Giannis Anteokounmpo. After KD left, they need a strong forward to fill in the gap and take on the scoring mantle.
However, if they are unable to land the services of the reigning MVP, Booker could be a great option for them too.
With Steph and Klay raring to go next season, a third, very capable shooter in Booker could be a great addition to that Warriors roster.
How are the Phoenix Suns placed?
The Phoenix Suns are currently placed 11th in the Western Conference table. Devin Booker started playing for them in 2015. In the five years since Booker arrived, the Suns haven’t made the playoff once. In fact, they haven’t made the playoffs at all since 2010.
Booker though has publicly stated that he wants the one to take the Suns to where they belong, however, would he want to waste his prime at a franchise that currently has no realistic chance of winning the title?