The Athletic’s Shams Charania confirmed the expected this morning, reporting that the Phoenix Suns’ big three of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal will see their first regular season action together tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
This comes after months of anticipation that has been built ever since Phoenix acquired Beal back in June. He and Booker have struggled with injuries in the first ten games of the regular season
The Suns and specifically owner Mat Ishbia are putting much faith into a very talented big three with some health questions, and it’s encouraging to see all three suit up together finally.
What are some things fans should expect/watch for tonight concerning the dynamic trio?
Charania initially insinuated the Suns were planning on predominately featuring Beal at point guard in favor of Booker, but either those plans have changed or it never was the plan to begin with
Expect “Point Book” to return tonight.
Booker and Beal are both likely at their best off-ball, but Booker offers more as the engine of an offense at this stage, indicated by his 31 PPG/10.5 APG stat line in a two game sample so far.
This isn’t to say Beal won’t get his opportunities to facilitate, however, as the first-year Suns star profiles as one of the most underrated playmakers across the league.