Earl Watson Rumors
Bender looks comfortable and confident as he’s embracing a new role: point-forward. General Manager Ryan McDonough and Head Coach Earl Watson have both praised Bender’s playmaking potential and now the proof is on the court. “Growing up I did it a lot,” Bender said about his ball handling. “Just playing with the ball, playing pick and roll. Just being that point-forward guy. That distributor on the offensive end trying to pass the ball to open shooters on the floor and trying to spread the court.”
Is it Eric Bledsoe, or one of the top two point guards in the draft – UCLA’s Lonzo Ball or Washington’s Markelle Fultz? On Sunday, before the Suns took on the Houston Rockets at Talking Stick Resort Arena, coach Earl Watson seemed to throw another name into the mix: Devin Booker. And he did it while comparing Booker to perhaps the NBA’s Most Valuable Player this season. “I don’t know if I’ve said this publicly before, but he reminds me a lot of James Harden,” Watson said.