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Bradley Beal Can’t Wait to Play with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant

When Bradley Beal was traded to Phoenix in June, there was suddenly a new Big 3 in the Valley.

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Beal, Devin Booker and Kevin Durant were to highlight the Suns’ team who expect nothing less than a championship. 

Right away, Beal made a proclamation about Booker at his introductory press conference.

“This is Book Nation,” he said.

That set the tone early on. Since Beal was traded, the trio and the rest of the Suns already put in work this offseason.

“When you step foot here,” Beal said after training camp Tuesday, “Kevin and Devin the first thing they say … is, ‘Let’s get in the gym.’ You don’t hear that every day from your teammates, especially in the offseason.”

Beal added to his comments about Booker at Monday’s media day.

“It’s crazy to watch his growth,” Beal said. “Being just a few years older than him but just to see the caliber-level player he is, like it can only just get better and that’s kind of scary to say.

“I think he’s just now scratching the surface of people really waking up and respecting his game and understanding he can carry a team. So he’s right there.”

How does this Suns’ team compare to every other team Beal has played on?

“It’s amazing to be a part of this,” Beal said. “This is easily the best team I’ve ever been a part of.”

Training Camp and the Style of Play

Now that training camp is just starting up, everyone is beginning to feel the emotions of the season. Beal is licking his chops to be able to play alongside Booker and Durant and the rest of the team.

“It’s unreal man you to be a part of it, you can see the hunger and the drive (of everybody),” Beal said at media day. “And you can see the culture we’re trying to build and what this organization is trying to push for.”

However, this dynamic of good players could create a level of being too unselfish. Beal pointed out the style that everyone has to play.

“The biggest thing is staying aggressive,” Beal said Tuesday. “I know there’s a lot of times we caught ourselves a little bit today just being too passive.”

Beal, known for being more of a shooting guard, will play a lot more point guard with the Suns and likely start at the one.

However, he said it doesn’t matter who is the point guard of the team because of Booker and Durant.

“If we had a traditional point guard, like he’s not going to be slowing our offense down,” Beal said. “It’s like, ‘Yo, get the ball to Kevin, get the ball to D-Book, and let’s get this thing going.’”

As for how far this team can go with him playing alongside Booker, Durant and the rest of the Suns roster, Beal said:

“The sky’s the limit, we can’t can’t put a cap on it. I think that’s what I love the most about it.”

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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