PHOENIX SUNS

Devin Booker awarded NBA Western Conference Player of the month for January

Feb 1, 2024, 2:28 PM

Devin Booker...

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns reacts during the final moments of the NBA game against the Indiana Pacers at Footprint Center on January 21, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Pacers 117-110. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Devin Booker is now the Phoenix Suns’ franchise leader in NBA Western Conference Player of the Month wins after the NBA announced Thursday he’s earned the honor for January.

Booker’s third player of the month honor separates him from former Suns Kevin Johnson, Amar’e Stoudemire, Steve Nash, Shawn Marion and Charles Barkley, who all had two.

Over 16 games in January, Booker averaged 30.0 points, 6.3 assists and 4.4 rebounds. He shot 53.9% from the field and 40% from deep.

Booker piled up a 52-point game on Jan. 19 against the Pelicans and later 46- and 44-point outings that sandwiched a 62-point outburst against the Pacers on Jan. 26.

That three-game stretch of 40-plus games saw Booker shoot 65.1% to surpass Michael Jordan for the highest field goal percentage in a three-game stretch where he averaged better than 50 points.

He leads the NBA with five 20-point quarters this season, all of which came last month. Booker put in 29 points to set a franchise record in the first 12 minutes of the Indiana game.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Phoenix Suns

Drew Eubanks #14 of the Phoenix Suns warms up before the NBA game against the Detroit Pistons at Fo...

Damon Allred

Drew Eubanks, Anthony Edwards questionable for Suns’ regular season finale vs. Timberwolves

The Suns listed Drew Eubanks as questionable and Damion Lee as out for the team's regular season finale against the Timberwolves on Sunday.

35 minutes ago

Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings drives against Jusuf Nurkic #20 of the Phoenix Suns du...

David Veenstra

Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic fined for flopping against Sacramento Kings

Jusuf Nurkic was fined $2,000 for flopping for his actions against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center on Friday night.

1 hour ago

Royce O'Neale #00 and Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns celebrate defeating the Sacramento Kings ...

David Veenstra

Here’s what’s at stake in seeding, standings, tiebreakers for Phoenix Suns, Western Conference

Here are the NBA playoff seeding implications for the Suns and the tiebreakers in the Western Conference standings.

3 hours ago

Bradley Beal #3 of the Phoenix Suns brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during t...

Kellan Olson

Bradley Beal leads big-time Suns response in ugly win vs. Kings

For as much as the last two games looked like the Suns calling it a day on the 2023-24 season, they had at least one more fight left in them.

17 hours ago

Devin Booker #1 and head coach Frank Vogel of the Phoenix Suns...

Arizona Sports

NBA playoff standings: Suns can still avoid play-in with 1 game left

Where are the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference standings? They're fighting for playoff positioning and hoping to avoid the play-in.

18 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Bickley Blast: Something feels very different with Devin Booker and the Suns

On the latest Bickley Blast, Dan Bickley asks if a Devin Booker trade request is in the near future.

1 day ago

Devin Booker awarded NBA Western Conference Player of the month for January