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Suns’ Devin Booker, Chris Paul go early in NBA All-Star Draft

Chris Paul #3 and Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns speak in a timeout during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on February 28, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns’ pair of All-Stars have the respect of their peers.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant picked their teams in the NBA’s All-Star Draft on Thursday, and when the reserves portion came up, Suns guards Devin Booker and Chris Paul didn’t last long.

Booker went third overall to Team KD and drew a reaction out of James, who seemed to want the 24-year-old two-guard on his squad.

Paul went three picks later to his longtime friend in James.

Here’s a look at the full rosters:

Booker and Paul will have a busy Sunday. Booker will be competing in the 3-point contest pregame while Paul will do the same in the skills challenge.

Those pregame festivities begin at 4:30 p.m., with the game kicking off at 6 p.m. on TNT.

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