Devin Booker is wasting away in Phoenix and there's nothing he can do about it.
Despite the loss, Devin Booker dropped 59 PTS on the Jazz and joined Tom Chambers as the only Suns players with multiple 50-point games pic.twitter.com/kCwEExvCWE— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 26, 2019
The Suns lost by 30. THIRTY. The rest of the team combined for 35 points.
Booker is one of the best young talents in the NBA. Still just 22, the former Kentucky standout already has games of 70 and now 59 points, despite the fact that Jimmer Freaking Fredette assumed his first game back in this continent was a great time to take ten shots despite bricking nine of them.
Devin Booker and Jimmer Fredette combined for 65 points tonight pic.twitter.com/rKbM9mAmlj— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 26, 2019
For the mathematically-challenged, Fredette had six points.
Booker deserves better than these Suns, even with the likes of DeAndre Ayton just beginning to thrive. Phoenix is lacking in oh so many departments, and another top lottery pick won't make much a difference. Booker, on the other hand, has a chance to be special. Let's hope he's not forced to whither away in the desert sun.