Devin Booker hasn’t taken long to gain USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich’s trust.
Four games in to the Tokyo Olympics, the Phoenix Suns guard might have solidified himself as a guy the Americans can lean on, and that’s because he did everything but the one thing he’s known for in a 95-81 quarterfinals victory against Spain.
The Suns guard went 4-of-13 from the field to score only nine points. But his battling in the paint to help an undersized United States team rebound, a diving save of a loose ball and his ability to, at times, run point stood out.All that drew praise from teammate Kevin Durant, who has already been a public champion of Booker’s talents.It just shows you how all-around D-Book is,” Durant told reporters in a postgame Zoom. “Lot of people look at him because he’s such a pretty scorer, he can do things so effortless. But he is a savant. He wants to be an all-around basketball player.
“You seen it tonight, grabbing rebounds