Although Phoenix Suns’ winger and NBA star Devin Booker are experiencing their best season on average – 26 points, seven assists and four rebounds per game with an effective field goal rate of 54.3 – his team continues. to fight for a rebuild. Some believe that the loss of Phoenix may motivate Booker to push for an exchange and, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the New York Knicks could be a favorite landing place.
In response to a question about the postal envelope reader on Saturday, Berman called Booker “the player to watch out for for the most part” on the commercial market, citing his connection with Knicks’ president Leon Rose, who was previously an agent of Booker.
According to Berman, Booker may tire of playing for the Suns, which are owned by the infamous Robert Sarver and have not enjoyed a winning season since Jeff Hornacek’s 2013-14 campaign. Even Phoenix hasn’t qualified for the post-season game for over a decade.
Although the current list of Suns features a number of talented young players such as Booker, former number 1 compared to Deandre Ayton, Kelly Oubre, Mikal Bridges and others, they still have a long way to go before they can challenge the elite competition at the Western Conference. And while the Knicks have also struggled in recent years, Rose is apparently motivated to change things.
For Berman, Rose said he is willing to explore a variety of ways to improve the team’s painful crime, including “draft, trade and free agency”. Few of the Association’s players are as offensive as Booker, who once scored 70 points during a 2017 game against the Boston Celtics (which the Suns have still managed to lose).
Booker praised the Knicks’ move to entrust Rose with basketball.
“I think it will do incredible,” he said. “One of the most genuine guys I know. One of the most honest guys I know. So I’m happy for him in his new position. I think the Knicks are really in good hands. “
Berman also mentioned the great Minnesota man Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns, another former client Rose, as a possible commercial target for New York. However, former Wolves ‘coach Tom Thibodeau is widely regarded as the favorite to win the Knicks’ open-headed coaching job, and Berman believes that his history with Towns would preclude the former All-Star from being open to the pair.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was also mentioned as a great player for whom the Knicks could make a move. As shared by The Inquisitr over the weekend, New York is believed to be one of Lillard’s favorite destinations in case she leaves Blazers.