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Devin Booker replaces Brandon Knight in starting lineup

Suns fans get what they want.

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You asked for it, you got it. Phoenix Suns fans have been unhappy with the performance of guard Brandon Knight for awhile, and his role will change this season. Prior to Monday’s preseason matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, head coach Earl Watson announced that Knight will be replaced in the starting lineup by phenom Devin Booker for the foreseeable future.

Watson packaged this news masterfully, calling Knight a “sixth starter.” He’s very polite.

An unsurprising move, but one that will be welcomed by Suns fans. Perhaps this is the role that Knight has always been suited for, and one where he can best flourish. After after a dazzling rookie campaign in Phoenix, certainly no one can argue that Devin Booker is starting lineup material, and one of the brightest young talents in the league. Does Watson’s move to replace Knight in the starting lineup change your expectations for the 2016-17 season?

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