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Devin Booker

Devin Booker

Shooting Guard, Phoenix Suns

Age: 21 Height: 6-6 Weight: 206 lbs School: Kentucky

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker News

Devin Booker scored 19 points in the 4th quarter in Wednesday's 121-100 win over the Mavericks.

Devin Booker will be back on the court when the Phoenix Suns begin the NBA regular season, according to head coach Igor Kokoskov. Suns guard Booker underwent hand surgery in mid-September and was expected to miss about six weeks. Kokoskov said Booker will play against the Dallas Mavericks in the season opener on Wednesday.

Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov said Monday that star shooting guard Devin Booker, five weeks after hand surgery, will return to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Mavericks.

Devin Booker, the team’s new max-contract player and de facto point guard, is still out as he recovers from off-season hand surgery. The initial timetable on that surgery had Booker out six weeks and missing the first week, or at least a couple of games, of the season. Booker, however, is trying to beat that timeline and go next week, reports Marc Spears of ESPN.

This summer the Suns made some odd moves, but they fit with what their GM Ryan McDonough said a few weeks back — the rebuilding was over, it was time to win some games. Which from the outside seemed ludicrous because the team just drafted Deandre Ayton and was leaning on other young players such as Devin Booker (who just signed a max contract extension), Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, and others. Despite the West being ridiculously deep right now and it being a good time for the Suns to rebuild and add talent, McDonough picked up former Rockets Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson this summer as veterans to help the team win more in the short term.

Player Role

Starting SG

Draft Rankings

Overall

#32

Among SGs

#7