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Booker Discussion, news and highlights

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Where would you rank last year's Booker on the 2004-05 team?

Best player
7
7%
2nd best
18
19%
3rd best
37
38%
4th best
25
26%
5th best
10
10%
 
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Post#1001 » by bwgood77 » Fri Aug 6, 2021 9:11 pm

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Man, Book is money on those corner 3s and catch and shoots in general. Need to utilize him more with a bit of that in situations.
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Post#1002 » by nevetsov » Sat Aug 7, 2021 4:23 am

Book getting the defensive assignments and even though he's picked up a bunch of fouls, he's taken a couple of charges too and had some hustle plays. Filled his role even though his shot has been off. Bet his body is looking forward to some rest.
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Post#1003 » by Mulhollanddrive » Sat Aug 7, 2021 12:32 pm

Great for him to get more experience in big games.

Went 0-4 and 4 fouls in the final so he is getting real time feedback about his game when it matters.
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Post#1004 » by garrick » Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:16 am

https://clutchpoints.com/suns-news-devin-booker-shocking-injury-from-nba-finals-revealed/
“People didn’t know that Book [Devin Booker] was dealing with a hamstring deal in Game 3 and he got all kinds of flak for what he couldn’t do,” Williams said. “What people didn’t understand is he was basically playing out there on one leg. Those guys, because they are tough and never want to rely on excuses, would never say anything.

“That part bothered me because I heard all the stuff that was said about Devin and Chris [Paul] in the Finals.”


Not surprising that he was injured in game 3 when he played like hot garbage, it makes it all impressive he scored 40+ games in game 4 & 5.
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Post#1005 » by lilfishi22 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:08 pm

Not super happy Monty let that out in the interview. I don't think it served any purpose but could be taken an excise. I wouldn't be surprised if Book didn't necessarily want that out their either. I just don't think putting that out there was good for anything other than inadvertently drumming up the excuse narrative among the media/opposing fans.
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Lebron - Zion, Barrett like Melo, wade like Culver, garland like tj ford, hunter like bosh, white like Barbosa, Clarke like David West. I think this draft is actually going to be deeper though
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Post#1006 » by Saberestar » Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:33 am

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Post#1007 » by sunsbg » Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:53 pm

lilfishi22 wrote:Not super happy Monty let that out in the interview. I don't think it served any purpose but could be taken an excise. I wouldn't be surprised if Book didn't necessarily want that out their either. I just don't think putting that out there was good for anything other than inadvertently drumming up the excuse narrative among the media/opposing fans.


I would like to know the truth, no idea what's wrong in revealing it. Suns players suffered thru injuries on their own, but other fanbases would not recognize it and give enough credit to the team for making the finals.
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Post#1008 » by lilfishi22 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:12 pm

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lilfishi22 wrote:Not super happy Monty let that out in the interview. I don't think it served any purpose but could be taken an excise. I wouldn't be surprised if Book didn't necessarily want that out their either. I just don't think putting that out there was good for anything other than inadvertently drumming up the excuse narrative among the media/opposing fans.


I would like to know the truth, no idea what's wrong in revealing it. Suns players suffered thru injuries on their own, but other fanbases would not recognize it and give enough credit to the team for making the finals.

What's the difference other than giving an excuse/reason? Everyone has bad games, everyone is a little banged up to some degree. He had a bad game. Book ain't gonna excuse himself for it and the injury coming to light doesn't change the result other than perhaps the narrative. But really, how many real NBA fans are trashing Book for a poor showing in his first playoffs/Finals of his career? So much so that he or anyone needs to defend him?

If anything, it just puts fuel to the fire. That's just kind of how I see it.
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Post#1009 » by Ghost of Kleine » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:24 pm

Andrés Fuentes (@news_fuentes) Tweeted:
NBA All-Star and Olympian Devin Booker makes a free throw on a court he helped bring to Moss Point, Mississippi.

Booker and 2k Foundations helped renovate two basketball courts in the city where he spent his high school career.

The court was designed by @MisterCtoons

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Post#1010 » by Ghost of Kleine » Fri Sep 3, 2021 3:43 am

NBA (@NBA) Tweeted:
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Devin Booker's top-10 handles from 2020-21! #NBAHandlesWeek https://t.co/4XmUFx1dfs
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Post#1011 » by sasquatchBob » Mon Sep 6, 2021 8:26 pm

Ghost of Kleine wrote:Andrés Fuentes (@news_fuentes) Tweeted:
NBA All-Star and Olympian Devin Booker makes a free throw on a court he helped bring to Moss Point, Mississippi.

Booker and 2k Foundations helped renovate two basketball courts in the city where he spent his high school career.

The court was designed by @MisterCtoons

@WLOX https://t.co/5gNL2fGfYh
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First thing I thought when seeing this - What if Ben Simmons had to take that free throw :D
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Post#1012 » by cberry78 » Thu Oct 7, 2021 7:44 pm

Be Legendary.

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Post#1013 » by Mulhollanddrive » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:02 am

Just 21 of his shots have come at the rim this season, I have a theory he wants to protect his longevity by focusing on those pull ups instead of going into 2-3 defenders. To become legendary he's going to have to become more efficient at the style of play he chooses.
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Post#1014 » by Bogyo » Wed Nov 10, 2021 6:12 am

Mulhollanddrive wrote:Just 21 of his shots have come at the rim this season, I have a theory he wants to protect his longevity by focusing on those pull ups instead of going into 2-3 defenders. To become legendary he's going to have to become more efficient at the style of play he chooses.


Maybe he should practice his 3 point shooting then. Looks good, but not effective. Will he ever have a season when he is hitting 40%?
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Post#1015 » by Saberestar » Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:38 pm

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Post#1016 » by bwgood77 » Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:45 pm

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If taken without context, this can be a little misleading. By nature, those who guard 3 pt shooters are going to have a lower DFG% than people who guard the best players or bigs, who naturally or typically shoot a higher %. So in a way, it's meaningless. You stick the best long defensive players on 3 pt shooters almost exclusively than they are going to do even better.

Not to say Booker's D hasn't improved dramatically over the last year.
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Post#1017 » by Saberestar » Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:33 pm

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Post#1018 » by lilfishi22 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:57 pm

Kobe-esque
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Post#1019 » by Jarlaxle0204 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:36 pm

lilfishi22 wrote:Kobe-esque

Actually reminded me of Jordan when he did it but then again Kobe was an approximation of Jordan as well.
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Post#1020 » by lilfishi22 » Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:19 pm

Jarlaxle0204 wrote:
lilfishi22 wrote:Kobe-esque

Actually reminded me of Jordan when he did it but then again Kobe was an approximation of Jordan as well.

I thought of both but I guess I thought about Kobe more when seeing the spin move. The hang time and contorting lay up is certainly Jordan
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