According to Devin Booker, the Suns are not a superteam. How does this differ from comments Ja Morant has made about the Western Conference?
Before Kevin Durant makes his debut for the Suns, franchise cornerstone and All-NBA player Devin Booker said they are not a superteam. His reason? They only have one All-Star.
When asked whether he considered the Suns a superteam by Gerald Bourguet, Booker answered back in all seriousness that “we [Suns] had one all-star, that’s KD.”
While he could have answered truthfully about this question, rather he decided to do the vet move and just talk about there being talented players on this team. Ja Morant on the other end has been trying to create noise and speak about how is “fine” in the west (before KD trade), saying recently “I’m ready” when asked about the KD trade.
Ja Morant and Devin Booker are handling the hype very differently
While it is totally fine for Morant to have that mentality, it just creates bulletin board material for the Suns. In the Western Conference, the Nuggets, Grizzlies, and Suns are the top teams. Yes, the Clippers have the talent, but injury concerns for their top players don’t make them a top favorite to come out of the West.
The Mavs could upset one of those teams and get to the second round but it is unlikely that they will make an NBA Finals run unless Luka reaches another level and Irving doesn’t cause any controversy.
The battle in the West will certainly be a good one, but it may come down to the tiny things in order to get to the Finals. Things like how your best players are approaching the pressure.
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