Phoenix is 4-15 and the only bad team in the Western Conference.
But Booker hasn’t become less openly ambitious.
Booker, via Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports:
“I’d like to build a superteam. I’d like the superteam to come to me.”
I don’t know the latest definition of a “super team,” but having three stars seems somewhat generally accepted.
The Suns have zero stars.
Though hailed and paid as one, Booker isn’t quite there yet (no great sin for a 22-year-old on the right track). No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton has all the tools and has looked good so far. But after that? I wouldn’t bet on Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren or anyone else in Phoenix developing into a star.
Until the Suns seriously contend for the playoffs, this talk by Booker mostly just rings hollow. It’s skipping steps, and stars are unlikely to join a team so bad.
At least Phoenix will have a high first round pick. That’ll be the best opportunity to add a star.