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Replacing The Point God: How will the Suns’ offense look without Chris Paul?

For the last three seasons, Chris Paul set the tone for the Suns. Paul is known as the “Point God” because of his ability to run an offense. He has always been able to put the offense in the best position to score.

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During Paul’s three years in the valley, he averaged 9.5 assists and 2.2 turnovers per game. How does Phoenix’s offense continue to run efficiently without the Point God?

New Chapter of the Book

Devin Booker will have more responsibility as a play-maker in the offense this upcoming season. Will the additional chore of getting his teammates involved hurt his scoring? We have seen that Booker can handle being the primary play-maker while still being the dynamic scorer that he has shown us over the years.

Last season in 14 games without Chris Paul, Devin Booker averaged, 29.3 points, 6.5 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and only 2.2 turnovers per game. The assist numbers can get even better as Booker knows his role going into the year. He had one of best all-around games of his career with Paul out.

On February 22, 2022, Booker was fantastic against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He had 25 points, 12 assists, and six steals. This is the type of performance that can become a regular thing with Booker becoming even more comfortable in his role as the play-maker.

Suns’ fans should not expect 12 assists a game from Booker but eight assists per game would be realistic when you look at what he has done in games without Chris Paul.



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