The Phoenix Suns are 9-16 (and two of those wins came vs the Bulls), with the league’s third worst point differential average and a laughably bad defense. This is after they had the NBA’s second-worst record (24-58) last season.

Things are rough in Phoenix, but at least they have a fun star in third-year guard Devin Booker.

The 21-year-old showed off his ridiculous scoring skills on Monday night, when he dropped 46 points (17-32 FG, 7-8 FT) on the Sixers in a 115-101 Suns victory.

Let’s get this guy in the All-Star Game.

Booker’s absurd Monday night performances comes after he scored 38 points vs the Celtics on Saturday, making for 84 points over his last two games (and he scored 70 points in ONE GAME vs the Celtics in March).

The Kentucky product already has 10 30-point games on the season, something nobody in Suns history had done in the team’s first 25 games.

Booker’s all-around game still has a ways to go (his PER ranks 50th), but he’s already an elite scorer, and his 24.5 points per game lead all shooting guards.

Phoenix appears to have a franchise player, and if they could surround him with even just a couple more good players, they could quickly go from train wreck to contender (provided their team defense doesn’t stay this awful).

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