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Devin Booker, Alex Len talk about the Suns opening Summer League win

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Alex Len, who just turned 22 last month, and Devin Booker, still just 18 years old, shared their thoughts with the media following a Phoenix Suns 86-77 Summer League win over the Washington Wizards.

Alex Len

On starting off with 4 fouls in 3 minutes:

"Yeah you know, first game," he said. "Felt a little rusty in the first quarter, I was trying to get a second wind, I felt better in the 2nd half."

(Len did not get any more fouls the rest of the game, while collecting 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks in the win.)

On having other guys to rely on:

"We got a lot of scorers. We're actually trying to get better on defense and during summer league trying to work on defense and our communication."

On today's physical play:

"There's a lot of good players, I mean, so, every game is going to be physical, everybody trying to play hard, trying to get a spot on the team, every game is going to be close, and you know, things are going to be physical."

Is the opportunity to play together with Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren in Las Vegas important?

"Definitely because I think we're going to come off the bench together during the season."

On Devin Booker's debut:

"He's a great shooter, that's what he do. That's what he do, I like his game, I think he's definitely going to help us this season."

Did you know you had 10 fouls to work with?

"Everybody was telling me that. I was like this isn't anything. This is no problem."

Devin Booker

On nerves:

"There is at the beginning until you actually get out there and you realize, you know, you're playing the game you've been playing your whole life. I mean there is nerves there at the beginning though."

On shaking off those nerves, calling for the ball, playing defense:

"I'm in a grown man's league now so you know if you don't do those things you'll get exposed. I know I take it serious and every time I step out there I step out there with a chip on my shoulder."

On the speed of the game:

"It is more physical. A lot bigger people, but you just can't fall asleep at anytime. I feel like I have to get my conditioning a lot better. You know, it's just a lot of space on the floor, so you know, you have to man up defensively."

On parts of his game besides shooting:

"If you're just one dimensional in this league you won't be able to make it. You got to do a bunch of different things. Today my three-pointer wasn't falling, you know, what I'm known for, I was missing a lot of [them] short.

"Tomorrow I'll knock those same shots down.

On shaking that off when the three wasn't falling:

"Get involved in different ways, you know, playing off of pick and roll, get other people involved."

On T.J. Warren:

"T.J. was playing well. You know, keep going through him, you know that's how the NBA is, if one player is playing well, keep going through him."

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