Detroit Pistons vs. Phoenix Suns 2019-20 season preview

Phoenix Suns Devin Booker. (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bookers hasn’t won more than 24 games in his four-year career, compiling an 87-241 record, but that could take a turn in a positive direction for Phoenix.

Ricky Rubio will be the best point guard Booker has played with in his professional career. A natural facilitator, he has a 36.8 career assist rate with a 19.4 usage rate. It’s a great opportunity for Booker to capitalize as an off-ball scorer.

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Phoenix drafted Cameron Johnson and Ty Jerome in deals that also landed them Aron Baynes, a serviceable backup center, and Dario Saric, a floor-spreading forward.

The Suns added Frank Kaminsky and Cheick Diallo for even more frontcourt depth, which could attack a weakness of the Pistons this season.

Kelly Oubre Jr. factors in at small forward again and signed a large contract to stay in Phoenix. He attempted roughly three more shots per game than his previous three-and-a-half seasons with the Washington Wizards. His scoring went up by four more points per game, too.

Phoenix seems married to a starting lineup including Rubio, Booker, Oubre Jr. and DeAndre Ayton, who averaged a double-double in his rookie season.

Let’s take a look at how the two teams match up.