On this off-day, I wanted to take a few moments to share a few thoughts about Devin Booker's impressive..."/> On this off-day, I wanted to take a few moments to share a few thoughts about Devin Booker's impressive..."/>

My Mind’s on Devin Booker, and Devin Booker’s on My Mind

Mar 12, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker prior to the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Portland defeated Phoenix 110-101. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker prior to the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Portland defeated Phoenix 110-101. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 12, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against the Portland Trail Blazers at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Portland defeated Phoenix 110-101. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) against the Portland Trail Blazers at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Portland defeated Phoenix 110-101. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Should the Suns just let him Score and Score?

In his 70 point game at Boston, Booker reached halftime with only 19 points and after his third quarter tear entered the final six minutes of the fourth quarter with 52 points. A staggering number on it’s face already, though nobody would argue that he had reached that level selfishly, since he had been playing within the offense. He was just hitting his shots.

Furthermore, he reached his 70 point total with his huge run in the final few minutes because his teammates understood the historic nature of what he might possibly be able to accomplish and deferred their potential scoring to him.

I bring this up as a preface to whether or not the Suns should defer their scoring to Booker once again if the Suns found themselves down by an insurmountable lead to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. The Suns have not had an opportunity to win any of their matchups with the Warriors this season, and have lost a franchise-record ten straight to them as well. So should the Suns fall far behind at any point, there is an opportunity for Booker to make history once again should the setting present itself.

From a Phoenix Suns perspective only Tom Chambers has ever scored more than 50 once in a career with Phoenix, and he did so in the same season, 1989-90. Booker could join that club and further solidify himself as one of the greatest scorers in franchise history, at only the age of 20. Granted Golden State could be an extremely difficult opportunity for Booker to do so (games against Dallas and Sacramento would likely be much easier) but should he go into halftime with 20+ points and into the fourth quarter with 30+ and the team losing significantly, his teammates may defer once again and try to help him reach 50 points again.

There is additional added value to him personally, which will be discussed in the final point.