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NBA 2018-19: Best Players - Week 22

Shubham Pant
Top 5 / Top 10
176   //    18 Mar 2019, 17:48 IST

#4. Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)

Phoenix Suns are the worst team in the West this season
Phoenix Suns are the worst team in the West this season

The Phoenix Suns have been one of the worst teams in the Western Conference this season, even though they were expected to be one of the breakout teams this season.

The main reason for this was the grave underperformances their young forwards had put on display, hampering them massively and with Booker missing a lot of games due to injury, they did not have their best player on the court.

Booker has been a nuisance for opponents all season, having improved his ball handling while increasing his scoring numbers as well. He is now averaging 25.5 points, 6.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds this season.

This week though, he has been a man possessed, scoring 40 points in his most recent game against the New Orleans Pelicans, which they won in overtime. He also had 13 assists and 5 rebounds in that one.

Booker scored 29 and 27 points, along with 7 and 6 assists as well, against Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz respectively and is going on to show just how good of a player he has become.