PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Devin Booker named Western Conference Player of the Month

Mar 2, 2021, 1:02 PM | Updated: 5:27 pm
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans guard Jos...

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket in front of New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) and guard Kira Lewis Jr. (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker’s red-hot shooting last month has netted him another league-wide accolade.

Booker capped off his memorable February by winning the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month award after averaging 27.9 points and 4.5 assists per game.

The sixth-year shooting guard rebounded nicely from a slow start by his standards, upping his points per game average from 20.2 in December to 24.3 in January and another leap over the past four weeks.

Booker also saw his field goal percentage rise by more than four percentage points, from 46.9% in January to 52.3% in February.

He scored at least 20 points in 14 of the Suns’ 15 games in February — dropping a season-high 43 points in a 118-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

Booker’s red-hot February helped him find his way onto the Western Conference All-Star team after initially being snubbed. He replaced injured Lakers forward Anthony Davis.

Booker’s success also netted him the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week award for Feb. 22-28 after he averaged 33.0 points per game with a total plus/minus of +52.

Booker and the Suns wrap up their pre-All-Star Game schedule by hosting the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

From there, Booker will jetset his way to Atlanta to play in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

Penguin Air

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton takes the court prior to Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round ...
Wills Rice

Suns’ Ayton becomes 2nd No. 1 pick to hit restricted free agency since 1985

The Suns' Deandre Ayton became the second No. 1 overall pick to hit restricted free agency since the birth of the NBA draft lottery in 1985.
21 hours ago
Denver Nuggets assistant coach Patrick Mutombo talks to the team during practice July 8, 2014 at Pe...
Arizona Sports

Raptors G League coach Patrick Mutombo to join Phoenix Suns

Patrick Mutombo is joining the Suns' coaching staff as an assistant. Additionally, Randy Ayers is transitioning to coaching advisor.
21 hours ago
Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne, left, is hit in the face by Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Suns free-agency focus: Wings, modern power forwards of note

The Phoenix Suns have been linked to Nicolas Batum before free agency and Thaddeus Young at past trade deadlines.
21 hours ago
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) dunks as New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas looks...
Arizona Sports

Report: Phoenix Suns tender qualifying offer to C Deandre Ayton

The Suns have reportedly tendered a $16.4 million qualifying offer to center Deandre Ayton, making him a restricted free agent on July 1.
21 hours ago
Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets look on in the final seconds of their 109...
Jake Anderson

Kyrie Irving opts into $36.5 million option with Brooklyn Nets, per reports

All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will be opting into his $36.5 million player option with the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports.
2 days ago
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Footprint Center on...
Jake Anderson

Odds of Deandre Ayton playing for Nets leap with Kyrie Irving uncertainty

With NBA free agency officially commencing on Thursday, oddsmakers are projecting where free agents will be playing next season.
2 days ago
Suns’ Devin Booker named Western Conference Player of the Month