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Suns coach believes Devin Booker is the next James Harden

Suns coach believes Devin Booker is the next James Harden
Published On: Mon, Apr 03
Feb 19, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket against Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the second half at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Rockets won 116-100. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been on fire since the team shut Eric Bledsoe down for the year. Listed as a shooting guard, Booker has been lighting up the scoreboard and dropped 70 points in a game last week against the Boston Celtics. But he has also shown an ability to set his teammates up.

While the Suns have lost 12 straight, Bookers individual performance has been enough to inspire his coach to compare him to one of the best players in the NBA.

I dont know if Ive said this publicly before, but he reminds me a lot of James Harden, Suns coach Earl Watson said Sunday, via Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic. When Devin Booker took off at the end of last season, he was at the point. He had a lot of 30-point games. This year hes had a 70-point game. Its not a coincidence.

Booker has essentially been Phoenixs backup point guard behind Tyler Ulis since Bledsoe went down, and the former 13th overall pick has averaged 6.8 assists over the past four games. The 39.3 points per game he is averaging is the number that sticks out more, but the increase in assists is what reminds Watson of Harden.

Harden, a shooting guard for most of his career, was given the keys to the offense by Mike DAntoni this season. Hes averaging 11.2 assists " the highest total of his career by far " to go along with 29.2 points per game.

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