Suns’ Devin Booker hails “effortless” Kevin Durant following impressive start to Phoenix era

Although Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker may have seen Kevin Durant play many times before, he admitted that playing alongside him and experiencing his impact on the game was a different feeling altogether.

Devin Booker made this admission after Durant’s debut with the Suns, which helped the team secure a 105-91 victory against the Charlotte Hornets. 

Durant scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, and made two assists and two blocks, all while being restricted to just 26 minutes of playing time.

What had impressed Devin Booker on Kevin Durant’s debut?

Booker didn’t hesitate to offer high praise for his new teammate when asked about what impressed him the most regarding Durant’s performance in his debut game as a Sun.

“It’s just every time he shoots the ball. It’s just so effortless. You can see defenders trying their hardest to contest or fight over a screen and he looks unbothered or unfazed,” Booker said of Durant, per Jerry Donatien of ClutchPoints.

How well are Kevin Durant and Devin Booker pairing up?

Fans are undoubtedly excited to watch Kevin Durant pair up with Devin Booker at the Suns and Durant himself has acclimatized quite well at the Suns.

Having Kevin Durant on his side, Devin Booker is undoubtedly one of the most joyful individuals. Durant’s appearance on Wednesday night made it effortless for Booker to explode for 37 points on 15-of-26 shooting.

With Durant luring defenders, Book had plenty of room to maneuver. Furthermore, when the seasoned forward had possession, he made it appear effortless, despite a 20-game layoff due to a knee injury.

Regarded as one of the premier offensive talents of his era, if not the greatest, Durant is someone from whom Booker can undoubtedly gain valuable knowledge as they strive to win the Larry O’Brien trophy.

While it’s still early in their partnership, Devin Booker’s comments about Kevin Durant make it clear that the future is bright for the Suns. With a young superstar like Booker and a veteran like Durant leading the way, the Suns have the talent and experience to make a deep playoff run this season. 

Perhaps it might be a little to early to tout the Phoenix Suns as title contenders but the dazzling chemistry between Durant and Booker has surely tipped the scale in their favor.

Nevertheless, fans of the game should be excited to watch these two stars light up the scoreboard for years to come. 

Maheen Zaib

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