1. Devin Booker
Booker was transforming into a point guard before Chris Paul arrived in Phoenix, and fans saw what he could do after CP3 went down in the playoffs. Book averaged 8.3 assists per game against the eventual champions, and he willed the short-handed Suns to two victories. The 26-year-old is squarely in the middle of his prime and must consistently be the team’s best player if Phoenix is going to win the championship.
Booker is ready for the added playmaking responsibility, but how much will new head coach Frank Vogel put on his shoulder’s? Kevin Durant is still elite, and Bradley Beal has twice averaged over 30 points per game for an entire season. What will be the pecking order of their new “Big 3”? Book should be the alpha, but will he take over that role?
The Phoenix Suns have a ton to sort out in training camp, including who plays point guard. It is championship or bust in the Valley of the Sun this season, so the franchise has plenty of work to do. They did a fantastic job this offseason, but the players need to make it fit on the court.
Do not expect Bradley Beal to last the entire season as the team’s starting point guard, despite the recent reports. Who takes over? Stay tuned to find out.