Devin Booker is already an NBA All-Star at 23 years old, but he isn’t even scratching the surface of where I believe he will be in two or three years.
Before the coronavirus suspended the NBA season back in March, Booker was averaging 26.1 points, 6.6 assists, and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. Unfortunately for him, his teammates failed to pick up the rest of the pieces and the Suns struggled once again this season finishing 26-39. He is the opitimy of a great player stuck on a bad team.
While there has been nothing confirmed that the Suns are even interested in listening to trade offers for the young star, it has been rumored that Booker is getting tired of losing in Phoenix.
It’s no secret that the Knicks haven’t exactly been a very successful franchise for quite some time now, as they haven’t made the playoffs since 2013. If they can muster a blockbuster trade with the Suns for Devin Booker, they already have a bunch of up and coming young players on their roster who would compliment Booker perfectly.
Players such as RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson are going to be staples of the Knicks roster for years to come. Both of them have incredibly high ceilings which they will reach within the next few years. Aside from Barrett and Robinson, the Knicks are also going to have a Top-5 draft pick in the 2020 Draft. This gives them a chance to add yet another player who can come in and play an important role for them right out of the gate. Many speculate that they are going to try and draft Lamelo Ball. This would really be a perfect fit as Barrett and Booker are both traditionally off-ball players. Adding Booker into the mix makes the Knicks a force to be reckon with in the Eastern Conference.
Devin Booker is not as big time a player as Knicks fans thought they would get, as last off-season there was talks about Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant coming to MSG. However, in two to three years there is no reason why Booker won’t be in the same conversation as those guys. James Dolan has a chance for once in his life to make a smart move for the Knicks.
My advice: Invest in 23 year-old Devin Booker now, and watch the payout for the next 10 years.