Booker will not play during Tuesday's tilt against the Kings, presumably for rest purposes, John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com reports. Coach Earl Watson likely doesn't want to risk his young scorer suffering an injury during the final game of the season considering the Suns claim one of the worst records in the league and are probably hoping the NBA Draft Lottery balls bounce their way. Booker will finish his sophomore season averaging 22.1 points, 3.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds across 35.0 minutes per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from long range. In his stead, expect Elijah Millsap to absorb a significant workload at the shooting guard slot.
Booker finished with 37 points (13-29 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), five rebounds, four assists and a steal over 38 minutes in Saturday's 120-99 win against the Thunder. Booker has 20 or more points in eight straight outings, including his 70-point effort in Boston on March 24. He had been struggling with his shot from behind the arc, but he appeared to have ironed those issues out in Friday's outing. The second-year guard has been outstanding down the stretch and he contributes favorably in multiple categories. Booker is going to be an early-round fantasy selection in 2017-18 in redraft leagues.
Booker tallied 27 points (7-22 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 12-12 FT), nine assists, five rebounds and steal over 39 minutes in Sunday's 123-116 loss to the Rockets. A perfect night from the charity stripe helped salvage a poor shooting effort for Booker, who also committed a team-high eight turnovers and endured another tough night from long range. Booker is now 1-for-10 from behind the arc over the last two contests and is shooting 36.2 percent (17-for-47) overall during that span. The second-year guard naturally carries a boatload of upside, so his current shooting struggles are almost assuredly temporary.
Booker poured in 31 points (10-25 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 11-14 FT) and added seven assists, three rebounds and three blocks over 42 minutes in Saturday's 130-117 loss to the Trail Blazers. Booker once again led the Suns in both shot attempts and points while eclipsing the 30-point mark for the second straight game. As prolific as he was on offense, he was highly efficient setting up teammates for scoring opportunities as well, and has averaged 8.0 assists over the last two contests. Booker has also padded his fantasy production on the defensive end lately, as he's lodged multiple steals in three of the last six games,
Booker (ankle) turned in 33 points (13-22 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-6 FT), nine assists, two rebounds and one steal over 37 minutes in Thursday's 124-118 loss to the Clippers. After missing Tuesday's tilt versus the Hawks, Booker was back to his usual self in Thursday's loss. The 20-year-old's scoring total was a game-high figure despite the fact that he fouled out of the contest with 4:45 to play. Booker's assist total was also a season high and he drained multiple threes for the fourth consecutive contest as well. Booker averaged a robust 25.3 points in March, with that number naturally boosted by his 70-point outburst against the Celtics, in addition to two outings of over 30 points.
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