The Phoenix Suns announced that their All-Star shooting guard Devin Booker would be missing Media Day and the start of the training camp after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols.
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker will miss time to start training camp this upcoming week due to health and safety protocols.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 26, 2021
The 24-year-old confirmed on his Twitch live stream that he had contracted COVID-19.
Devin Booker on his Twitch stream (https://t.co/tm4EgGPJBg) confirms he has COVID-19. Said it has been about a week and he'll be back in no time. He said he's straight right now and the worst part is no taste and smell. He did not want to say if he has been vaccinated or not.- Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) September 27, 2021
The 6-foot 5 shooting guard is coming off the best season of his career, playing a pivotal role in the Suns winning their first Western Conference Championship and advancing to their first NBA Finals since 1993.
In the six-game Finals series, he averaged 28.2 points per game including back-to-back 40-point games. His 601 points, over the course of the 2021 playoffs, are the most in NBA history by a player in his debut postseason.
Just days after the 2021 Finals, Booker was also part of the Team USA squad that won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
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