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Could Devin Booker be New York bound?

(Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

(Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

A bit of interesting news has been swirling around the NBA rumor mill this holiday weekend, as the New York Post’s Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) published the most recent version of his “Knicks Mailbag” series, answering fan-posed questions about the New York Knicks.

In a question that was posed about Bradley Beal being a potential star that is frustrated with his current team, Berman actually steered his answer to Phoenix’s Devin Booker.

However, since Leon Rose was hired as president, the player to watch out for most is Suns combo guard Devin Booker, according to league sources.

Berman continued to say that Booker is a fan of Rose, as Rose was his agent before taking the Knicks job, and that there’s the obvious Kentucky connection with recently hired Knicks’ advisor William Wesley, aka World Wide Wes.

Booker, 23, made his first All-Star Game in February. Recent rumblings are Booker could get tired of the perennial losing in Phoenix, which is run by a thrifty owner in Robert Sarver. “I think he’ll do unbelievable,” Booker said of Rose. “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 in really good hands.” Last week, Rose said he’s prepared to beef up the offensively challenged Knicks through “the draft, trades and free agency.”

While stating that Devin Booker could get frustrated with losing in Phoenix, there isn’t much proof at the moment that the Knicks are a better spot for winning in recent years. The Suns actually had a better record than the Knicks this season, but the allure of life in the Big Apple is hard to ignore for professional athletes. This all may be rumors for now, but it will certainly be interesting to see what materializes going into this NBA offseason.

Meanwhile, Booker continues to put up monster numbers early in his NBA career, as he’s close to joining LeBron James and Oscar Robertson as the only players to have more than one season averaging 26 points and six assists per game before turning 24. Booker averaged 26.6 points and 6.8 assists last season and is on pace to hit those marks again this season.

If the Suns don’t show rapid improvement, we’d all hope to see Booker moved someplace where winning is possible, both for the sake of the fans and his own; similar to what we all saw with DeMarcus Cousins in Sacramento and to a point with Anthony Davis in New Orleans. Booker is a superstar in the making and it would be a shame to see his talents wasted on bottom of the barrel teams through the prime of his career.


Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR

7 Comments for Could Devin Booker be New York bound?

  1. UKFanSC
    5:05 pm July 5, 2020 Permalink

    Yet oddly he never started for Kentucky.

    • Han
      5:29 pm July 5, 2020 Permalink

      And Anthony Davis wasn’t dropping 30 or 40 point games at UK, either. If either had returned for a second year, I imagine we would’ve seen Booker starting and scoring like crazy and Davis flexing his offense.

    • mashburnfan1
      5:34 pm July 5, 2020 Permalink

      Because Cal sacrificed a title to try to get Aaron Harrison to the NBA. Remember it’s not about winning championships it’s about putting players in the NBA now. Sadly in this case neither one got accomplished

    • nocode96
      12:58 am July 6, 2020 Permalink

      Just shut up dude. Your broken record obsession with Cal is stale and predictable.

  2. MrFlip41129
    7:07 pm July 5, 2020 Permalink

    Mashburnfan1 again go eat a big bowl of dicks. And go elsewhere with your BS.

  3. JASUN74
    7:21 pm July 5, 2020 Permalink

    Although Davis lead the Pelicans to the playoffs, I understand what your trying to say. Had he stayed I thought they had a very good shot at a three or four seed the next season with just the players they had. But the Knicks are/ were just making mistakes after mistakes and thankful they made some much needed changes. I’m not really a Knicks fan but I do believe if the right front office guys are there they can become a very good franchise again. The owner is the problem and it’s going to be difficult to get the best of the best there until something happens with him first. Being a superstar in New York would definitely be a unbelievable life and you could own that whole city if you do things the right way. I personally hope they get Booker and a couple more big time players.

  4. ekywildcat
    9:43 pm July 5, 2020 Permalink

    With the high taxes and all the crazies, no way would I want to be in New York.