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Watson: Got a problem with Suns letting Booker be great? 'Do something'

Watson: Got a problem with Suns letting Booker be great? 'Do something'
Published On: Sat, Mar 25
Feb 6, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson (R) talks to guards Devin Booker (L) and Archie Goodwin (20) against the Utah Jazz at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Jazz won 98 - 89. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

This one-and-done thing the past 12 years has produced mixed results, with some players flourish into All-Stars while others fall to the wayside.

Devin Booker matter-of-factly declared for the draft after averaging 10 points in his lone season at Kentucky " as a reserve. And he slipped to the 13th pick in 2015 because those before him had more accomplished college careers or more gaudy numbers or more physical potential.

Nearly two years later, Booker is a franchise cornerstone with the Phoenix Suns. The smooth shooting guard, one of the faces of the NBA future, put on scoring clinic Friday at TD Garden.

His downtrodden team, with its infantile starting lineup that averaged 21 years " younger than most Sweet 16 rosters " trailed by double digits most of the night. Meanwhile, Booker made scoring history.

Booker, all 20 years of him, scored 70 points in the Suns 130-120 loss to the Celtics.

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