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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Devin Booker upset about being double teamed in pickup game

Devin Booker

Devin Booker is hoping to finally lead the Phoenix Suns to the playoffs in his fifth NBA season next year, but he is apparently quite particular about when he wants to work on going against double teams.

Booker took part in a pickup game recently that was organized by NBA trainer Chris Johnson and included Ben Simmons, Joakim Noah and other players. At one point, Booker made it no secret that he was frustrated two defenders double teamed him in the corner. He said he has to deal with that all season and would rather “work on our game.”

If Booker faces double teams all season, wouldn’t it benefit him to practice against it as much as possible? It’s a bit surprising a guy who claims to have the Mamba mentality would approach a pickup game that way.

Booker averaged 26.6 points per game last season and has become one of the best scorers in the NBA, but the Suns have not been to the postseason in a decade now. He should be doing everything possible to improve his game, and that includes working on beating double teams.



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